I’ve seen this weather before. Just not since moving to California. It’s cloudy. It’s gloomy. It’s chilly. California, this is so not like you.
Here’s the awful part. I feel cheated, as if I’m entitled to eternal sunshine. I’m sure in SoCal I’m not alone.
If the weather models are to be believed, it’s the marine layer. That’s a shallow slice of ocean influence which brings clouds. Once you move to the other side of the Santa Ana Mountains, tall enough to act as a block, skies clear.
When the marine layer is present it’s usually burned off by late morning. That will happen tomorrow and Sunday. Then the marine layer retreats for a few days.
I really do feel cheated. How sad. That didn’t take long.