Goodby to Gray, Drizzle : Skies Expected to Shake Marine Layer, Reveal Sun

Times Staff Writer

Like shaking dust from a rag or shedding a heavy wool coat, San Diego’s skies should lose the thick marine layer that blanketed the area Thursday and reveal some glorious sunshine this weekend.

Sunshine and fair temperatures will prevail through Sunday after morning low clouds burn off, said Grady Svoboda, a forecaster for the National Weather Service.

A coastal eddy, an exceptionally thick marine layer, was responsible for Thursday’s spotty drizzle and gray skies, Svoboda said. The high at Lindbergh Field on Thursday was 66 degrees, slightly below the norm for this time of year.

“The only sunshine reported today was primarily in El Cajon and Campo,” Svoboda said. “But we have a high-pressure system sitting off the coast that will put us back with our normal night and morning low clouds and mostly sunny afternoons.”


High temperatures along the coast will range from 71 to 76 today through Sunday. The lows will be from 61 to 66 degrees.

The surf will be 1 to 3 feet this weekend. The ocean temperature is 65 degrees.

Inland areas also will experience night and morning low clouds, Svoboda said. Daytime highs will be 78 to 86 degrees, with overnight lows from 54 to 62.

The mountains will be clear and sunny, with daytime temperatures from 74 to 82 degrees. The lows through the weekend will be 46 to 54.


Desert highs will stay in the mid-90s, and lows will be 62 to 70.