Videocast: 60s and 70s Possible Today - NBC Bay Area

Videocast: 60s and 70s Possible Today

Dry offshore winds are bringing some pretty interesting and in some locations very mild temperatures to kick off the new year. We may even see some 70s! but chances of enjoying these near record breaking temperatures will vary greatly around the Bay Area. For locations like Fairfield, Concord and Napa - easterly to northeasterly winds are acting a little more like fog-powered A/C and will see temperatures closer to the upper 50s to lower 60s. Closer to San Jose and the coast, winds moving down out of the hills have the ability to warm/dry the air closer to sea-level which means if winds stay up through the day, its possible we'll see a mix of 60s to mid 70s around the South Bay/South Coast. Fairly unusual way to begin January for sure, and it appears more dry weather is in store for the first full week of the new year as well. Monday will see some cooling as onshore winds and more clouds return but chances for showers will likely steer north of even Sonoma County. High pressure will likely deflect our second chance for some showers late Wednesday into Thursday to areas well north of the Bay Area again.Air quality is probably one downside to this type of forecast as a Spare The Air day has been declared with unhealthy air for the North Bay valleys on Sunday and again for Monday with unhealthy levels filling in for the Santa Clara valley as well. Its possible winds may briefly improve air quality at times during the day, but until we see the return of cold fronts, better mixing of the lower levels of the atmosphere - we may be dodging more Spare the Air days off and on for the week. Enjoy your Sunday and have a very Happy New Year's day! - Rob Mayeda

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