Hot and windy weather ahead

Posted at 3:42 PM, Apr 22, 2020

We've been talking about this since last week the warm and gusty weather developing. Already temps into the 80s for many and we'll go up from here into Friday and Saturday.

Wind advisories for the Santa Barbara Southcoast, passes, mountains and canyons has been upgraded into a warning into early Friday. Click HERE for details about that warning. A couple areas already had wind gusts in the 60mph range last night and early this morning and expect we`ll see the same the next two nights if not possibly stronger with peak gusts to 75 mph in places like Montecito Hills.

It is already warmer than average but the forecast for Friday and Saturday will have most temps in the 80s and even some low 90s. A somewhat rare Heat Advisory has been issued for Friday and Saturday. To read the details of the advisory click HERE.

Offshore night and morning winds generated by surface high pressure and an upper level ridge are fueling the warm weather.

Offshore winds expected to decrease after Friday morning but still remain breezy into Saturday morning before onshore flow returns Saturday afternoon.

Temps look to cool a bit Sunday but some rebuilding of the ridge Tuesday will likely push temps back up.