High pressure aloft will prevail through Saturday and bring a warming trend with night and morning low clouds and fog remaining much closer to the coast than earlier this week.
Dense fog will possible during some of the late nights and early mornings through Saturday.
A trough of low pressure will move through the west coast early next week and bring cooling with a deeper marine layer and increasing west winds in the mountains and deserts... but overall... temperatures will be near seasonal normals next week and with very little or no rainfall.
United States WX -- Overview...
A cold front will migrate across the Midwest today and tonight.
Gale force winds caused stormy seas. Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island was closed after several boats were driven ashore (smashed against the rocks) or scattered. One boater was presumed dead. In Mission Bay one was injured when a catamaran was capsized. Piers were closed and surf claimed part of a restaurant in Redondo Beach. Boats were capsized around San Pedro. Two boaters died.