MONTEREY – An unstable weather pattern is expected to return to the Bay Area and the Central Coast this weekend, bringing with it windy and cool conditions, as well as isolated to scattered rain showers, according to the National Weather Service.

From Saturday evening through early next week, daytime temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees below average, and nighttime and morning temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below average, the service said. meteorological during a Friday briefing.

Daytime temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 50s on the coast and lower 60s in inland areas, and nighttime temperatures will drop into the mid 40s near the coast and bay shore and between the mid 30s and higher in inland areas, according to the weather service. .

The weather service said the forecast also called for gusty winds, gusting from 25 to 45 mph, through the weekend and into early next week. Conditions could make driving and boating hazardous.

Isolated to scattered rain showers are possible Sunday from the Santa Cruz Mountains northward and throughout the region Monday and Tuesday, according to the weather service. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible Monday and Tuesday.

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