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Above average temps continue into next week

Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 24, 2020

Temperatures look to peak today but will still be very warm to downright hot again Saturday. Some cooling Sunday and Monday (but still above average temps are expected).

All the warm weather and wind are being driven by high pressure. That high pressure is created and reinforced by a large ridge in the upper atmosphere. That ridge is peaking today but enough of it is around Saturday for another round of very warm weather.

Some flattening of the ridge takes place Sunday and Monday which will allow more onshore flow and slightly cooler temperatures. Tuesday the ridge rebuilds for a quick temperature spike before backing off a bit for the latter half of next week where we should see more 70s than 90s.

Winds will back off later today since there is less pressure transition happening but there will still be some locally gusty locations like the Santa Barbara Southcoast.

Wednesday through Friday we cool down with more ample high level clouds and some onshore flow. Thursday and Friday next week we could see marine layer return at the coast. I also think we'll see locally windy conditions most evenings and overnights for the Southcoast (Sundowners).