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Weather: High-pressure Start to the Year


High-pressure Start to the Year

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

A fine day is in prospect. A slightly unsettled air mass will move away to the east by early morning, replaced by a weak high pressure and mostly sunny skies. The weaker gradients should allow a sea breeze to develop keeping locations close to the coast down to around 75F (24C). As the high pressure is in turn displaced by a low pressure trough during Friday, the clouds will build back up, and scattered showers are a possibility, although they are more likely to the north and west.

Thursday: Patchy fog burning off during the morning. A fair day, with a few scattered clouds and a light northwesterly wind about 10 mph (16 kmh). Sea breeze in the afternoon should cap temperatures at around 75F (24C).

Thursday night: Winds shifting round to southwesterly. Low of about 62F (17C).

Friday: Becoming more cloudy as cold front approaches. Scattered showers are possible on Friday afternoon. High 80-85F (27-29C). Low 65F (18C).