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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

CW5283 Foothill Ranch (C5283)

Lat: 33.685°NLon: 117.65583°WElev: 970ft.

NA

88°F

31°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed NA
Barometer 29.84 in
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 30 Aug 11:37 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

Rancho Santa Margarita CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 65 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 61 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 60.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Monday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59.
Thursday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 60.
Friday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
Patchy fog. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 60.
Saturday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Sunday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Rancho Santa Margarita CA
 33.64°N 117.61°W (Elev. 896 ft)
1:01 pm PDT Aug 30, 2015
3pm PDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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