Unsettled Week for the West; Fire Weather Concerns for Plains

An unsettled week is likely for the Western U.S. as a big storm system off the West Coast shifts into the Southwest and Four Corners region. Expect cooler temperatures, locally heavy rain showers for California coastal areas and widespread heavy mountain snow with lowering snow levels. Meanwhile, several days of critical fire weather concerns are expected for the southern High Plains this week. Read More >

Current conditions at

KE6AFE Santa Cruz (AP803)

Lat: 36.98217°NLon: 122.01533°WElev: 89ft.

NA

58°F

14°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed S 5 MPH
Barometer 30.22 in (1023.37 mb)
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 08 Mar 01:32 PM PST
Extended Forecast for

Santa Cruz CA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 56 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 54 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce small hail.  Low around 39. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 39 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail.  High near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers

    High: 52 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Areas of frost after 5am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Areas Frost

    Low: 36 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Areas of frost before 7am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59.

    Areas Frost
    then Sunny

    High: 59 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 36 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Patchy frost before 7am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 63.

    Patchy Frost
    then Sunny

    High: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Low around 39. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. High near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Areas of frost after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday
Areas of frost before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Friday
Patchy frost before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 63.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Santa Cruz CA
 36.97°N 122.03°W (Elev. 69 ft)
12:50 pm PST Mar 8, 2021
1pm PST Mar 8, 2021-6pm PDT Mar 14, 2021
 
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