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Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:03 AM MST Today is, at very least, the last full day of business this week for the Semana Santa Holiday. Many businesses will close today for the weekend, some have been closed all week, including many government offices and schools. Banks will be a half day tomorrow. (with Baja banks that means a 1/4 day) Major chain stores will be open, some with reduced hours over the weekend.

A thermal Low is situate over the California Deserts and is drawing Pacific moisture inland in conjunction with lower pressure over the Sea of Cortez. As the Sea warms faster than Pacific this causes breezes from west to east, Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz and plenty of gray skies along the Pacific side. Where Highway 1 runs close to the Pacific watch for dense morning fog. The gray Pacific skies will keep temperatures depressed all along the western side of the peninsula for the next several days. Thing will continue to be warm and the winds in the Sea will be

In Baja California, the Pacific border coastal areas will be struggling to reach the low 60's today and they don't have a temperatures forecast in the next 10 days that begins with a "7". Inland it warms up fast as the marine layer only will reach 20+ miles inland. Mexicali will be flirting with the 90° degree mark through the weekend then on Monday look for temps close to 100°F. Along the Sea of Cortez, San Felipe will have partly sunny skies and temps in the mid 70's today, then work toward the mid 80's on Sunday.

In Baja California Sur, Watch for that fog along the Pacific coastal areas and from San Ignacio to Guerrero Negro look for morning fog and mostly cloudy skies until about mid day. Loreto is in for some weather to be envied, with clear skies and temps in the low to mid 80's working slowly toward the upper 80's by mid week. In La Paz we are already moving into summer like weather with clear skies and temps in the low 90's through early next week when we will begin to march up into the mid and upper 90's again. In Los Cabos look for sunny skies and temperatures moderated by the Pacific breeze and temps will range from the mid 70's in Cabo San Lucas to upper 80's in San Jose del Cabo. Enjoy your day.

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