That deep cloud cover, that produced pockets of drizzle early this morning, is taking its time to clear. As we approach midday we're seeing only breaks in the clouds, producing partly sunny to partly cloudy skies over the valleys and coastline. The mountains and deserts are clear.
We're still expecting mostly sunny skies later today - possible not until early afternoon along the coast but an hour or two earlier inland. Afternoon highs will range from the mid 60s at the beaches, 69 downtown, 72-74 inland, 60s in our mountains and low 80s in the deserts.
High pressure will move in during the day and start our warming trend. Expect offshore winds to develop overnight, bring warmer temperatures, gusty, north easterly winds and low humidity.
Weekend highs will be well into the 70s along the coast - 80s in the warmest valleys.