Clear skies and breezy conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 10:00:21-05

Thanksgiving Day has already started out breezy across the Central Coast. In San Luis Obispo, northeasterly winds reached over 40 miles per hour around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The winds are expected to impact the forecast throughout most of the holiday, but it will allow for clear skies.

As the winds blow through the area, subfreezing morning temperatures will be common through the inland valley communities. It's possible that cities across the interior valleys could taper off to the upper 20s to mid-30s before 8 a.m.

As for Daytime highs, temperatures will be cooler for the deep interiors and close to the low to mid-60s with the exception of the Santa Ynez Valley, which will stay closer to the upper 60s. Most coastal valley communities will range from the mid to upper 60s and the beaches will stay right around the low to mid-60s.

A high surf advisory remains in place through Friday morning for San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County's coastlines. Breaking waves will range from 12-15 feet with local sets up to 18 feet. For the south coast region, a marine statement has been issued for the coastal waters. Winds in this area are expected to range from 17 to 26 mph with gusts up the 30 mph.

Looking ahead to the weekend, high pressure will build over the state and temperatures will climb to the 70s.