Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote.
But when it comes to nice weather, let the hobgoblins reign. Little minds — and probably some big ones, too — can rejoice over San Diego County’s very consistent weather forecast for the next week or so.
“It’s unchangeable weather,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Brett Albright. “There really isn’t a whole lot going on. Otherwise, it’s great weather.”
The weather service expects San Diego’s high temperatures to not vary more than 2 degrees well into next week. Highs should be quite comfortable, between 72 and 74 through at least Wednesday.
And June gloom should be a minor player, too. The forecast calls for a thin cloud deck and very little in the way of late-night and early-morning gray.
The inland valleys should be the picture of consistency, too. Starting Friday, El Cajon should see highs between 81 and 85; Ramona should be between 86 and 88; and Escondido should have a range of 82 to 85. Those highs are about normal for this time of year.
Even the desert gets stuck in a pattern: Borrego Springs is forecast to hit 106 for five straight days.
Beyond the middle of next week, the forecast models diverge. Some models suggest that some subtropical moisture could drift over the region, which could bring a chance of thunderstorms to the mountains and desert. But other models are less bullish on that outcome.
“The uncertainty is still pretty high,” Albright said.