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Warm but Cloudy Weekend Expected

Times Staff Writer

If the megadose of football and baseball games airing on television this weekend doesn’t keep San Diegans couch-bound, maybe the cloudy, gray skies will.

A slight warming trend will nudge temperatures up a bit across the county, but night and morning low clouds will prevail, leaving behind stagnant conditions, the National Weather Service predicted.

“It’s a trade-off,” forecaster Wilbur Shigehara said. “We have a very slight warming trend for today and for the weekend, but I’m afraid the night and morning low clouds will be a little more persistent because of a low-pressure system over San Diego.”

A very weak high-pressure system will move in by Saturday, leaving hazy, foggy conditions similar to the weather earlier this week, Shigehara said.

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The low-lying clouds will be heaviest over the beach and coastal sections, he said, and the sun isn’t expected to make an appearance before noon on either day of the weekend.

Sun will be more prominent in the inland areas, however, and should break through the early-morning murk by late morning and linger through the afternoon.

Highs along the coast will be 70 to 76 today and 72 to 76 Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be a “fall-like” 57 to 63, Shigehara said.

The ocean water temperature is near 65 degrees. The surf is at 3 feet.

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Inland valleys will have highs of 75 to 83 today and 77 to 86 Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will be between 55 and 62.

The mountain and desert regions will be the only clear, sunny places in the county, Shigehara said. Highs in the mountains will range from 75 to 80, with overnight lows dipping to near freezing at 35 to 45.

Desert highs will hover near 100 degrees throughout the weekend, and lows will range from 65 to 72.


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