Yup, it’s cold. At least it’ll stay sunny today in Salinas

-1, -2 = 29It’s 9 a.m., folks, and just two degrees above freezing in Salinas.

Today’s weather will remain sunny, but it won’t warm up all that much.

According to the National Weather Service, the high in Salinas today is expected to reach 52 degrees.

The mercury will rise Thursday — with a high projected at 58 degrees — and a 20 percent chance of rain.

By Friday, temperatures are expected to remain in the high 50s with chances of precipitation increasing to 80 percent. Expect rain on Saturday, too.

Here’s the Weather Service’s forecast for the next several days:

  • Today Sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind 6 to 14 mph.
  • Thursday A 20 percent chance of rain before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
  • Thursday Night Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Friday Rain. High near 57. South southeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Friday Night Rain. Low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Saturday Rain. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Saturday Night Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44.
  • Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
  • Sunday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
  • Monday A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
  • Christmas Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

photo by: OliBac