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subscribe Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:29 AM MST Today's forecast is brought to you live from the middle of the Sea of Cortez by the miracle of Banda Ancha as we are enjoying this lovely Baja California Sur springweather by going out sailing.

A cold front is crossing the border areas of Baja California and will spread cooler temps and rain as it moves to the southeast over the next three days. Pacific coastal areas will have rain or the threat of rain for the next four days. The showers may spread as far south as Loreto by Monday or La Paz on Tuesday and it will bring cloudy skies to much of the peninsula as it moves southeast. After the front passes look for winds to whip up in the Sea of Cortez from the north for quite a blow late week.

In Baja California, The Pacific coastal areas will see some brisk temps in the upper 50's and low 60's with a threat of rain today and Tuesday with the likelihood of rain on Sunday and Monday. Late week will bring some nice weather to the coast as a Santa Ana condition kicks in and temps will rise into the low 70's. Inland in Mexicali it will be partly sunny today and close to 70°F but clouds will set in tomorrow and temps will drop precipitously into the upper 50's with the shot at some rain. Things will warm up slowly through the work week to reach 80°F again by Friday. Along the Sea of Cortez in San Felipe it will be sunny and 70°F today and the threat of rain will ensue tomorrow. Temps will fall to the low 60's on Monday and it will be week's end before temps crawl back to 70°F with the passage of this cold front.

In Baja California Sur, in Guerrero Negro it will sorta un ugly week with the temps around and below 60°F through the week and the threat of rain or the surety of it lasting through Wednesday when things will start to warm up slowly again as the sun pokes through. In La Paz we have a few scattered clouds and temps are expected to rise to the low 80's. We have a shot at some rain on Tuesday then it will clear up to at worst partly sunny and winds will pick up too, from the NNW peaking it looks like on Thursday in excess of 22kts, but that is still a long way out. In The tourist destination of Los Cabos look for sunny and upper 70's today with clouds moving in at least in part on Sunday and lasting through Tuesday, although no precipitation is expected and temps will actually rise a few degrees. The sunny skies will return again on Wednesday.

It looks like we have a serious pending norther coming to the Sea of Cortez late in the week after the cold front passes down the peninsula. San Felipe, Santa Rosalia, Loreto and La Paz can all expect winds to build right after the passage of the cold front, beginning Wednesday in the north and working southeast Thursday. This could be a swan song for norther's in the Sea as it is already getting late in the season. Already we are developing a rite of spring in La Paz, the Coromuel winds are blowing each night to over 20kts. These evening and night winds will peak in March and slowly taper off through July. Enjoy the day...

(Text is updated once per day – Graphics are updated several times per day)
 

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