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Cooler temps coming to California

A storm front will come through California this weekend bringing cooler temps across the state and chance of rain in coastal southern section and into Baja CA.

Temps in Oxnard will drop from a high of 83° yesterday to only 59° on Sunday. Minimum temps will drop by 10° from one day to the next. There is a slight chance of rain in Oxnard on Sunday. This is a big strawberry region right now.

Temps in the San Joaquin Valley will drop by more the 20° from a high today of 81° to only 59° on Sunday and a low of 39°. There is also a slight chance of rain for this valley. Citrus in the region shouldn’t be affected.

The area most vulnerable to rain from this storm will be berry growing regions in Baja CA. The region of Ensenada, Mexico about one hour south of San Diego may see up to .25” of rain. Temps will also cool off dramatically in this area.

Look for temps to be remain on the cool side through Thursday before warming again for next weekend.

FLORIDA TO REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THROUGH THE WEEKEND

Freezing temps will continue in the northern part of Florida and southern Georgia while cold temps remain in the central and southern growing regions.

Belle Glade, Immokalee and even Homestead, south of Miami, have seen low temps in the mid 40°s since Wednesday, and will continue through Saturday night.

Temperatures will begin to warm on Sunday and will reach a peak on Wednesday with max temps in the mid 80°s and min temps in the mid 50°s before cooling again into next weekend.

Look for production numbers to possibly be on the light side due to these cooler temps.

CENTRAL MEXICO BERRY REGIONS EXPERIENCING STABLE CLIMATE

The central Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacán and Guanajuato are all experiencing perfect weather at the moment. Max temps throughout the entire region are in the mid 80°s with min temps in the upper 40°s to low 50°s. These temps will continue for at least the next ten days.

Look for continued strong numbers of straw, blue and blackberries out of Mexico.

WESTERN MEXICO VEG UPDATE

Culiacan has seen stable weather the last two weeks with max temps in the upper 80°s and low 90°s with min temps in the mid 50°s. Next Tuesday night temps will dip by 10° with a low of 47° and a high of 73° but will warmup once again on Wednesday. Max temps will be back in the 80°s by next Friday.

Look for strong production numbers to continue.  

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