Inland heat eases a little for a few days

Posted at 8:04 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 23:04:54-04

Inland temps will start to cool a bit over the next couple days before warming again into the weekend. Night through morning low clouds and fog will be limited to coastal areas but could reach the Santa Ynez Valley at times.

Very typical summer conditions again today and expecting more of the same the next few days as high pressure aloft over the desert southwest remains in place and light to moderate onshore flow continues. Temps expected to cool slightly Wednesday but remain a few degrees above seasonal norms through Friday. Marine layer clouds have been minimal south of Pt Conception but there are indications that low clouds will be a little more widespread tonight, possibly even inching into the lower coastal valleys.

Just minimal changes then through the end of the week. The biggest one will be the expected increase of northerly winds along the Central Coast and the western portion of the Santa Ynez range Thursday and Friday. Wind speeds likely to reach advisory levels in the Gaviota/Refugio area.

A slight weakening of the onshore flow is expected to help warm temps up a few more degrees over the weekend, mainly inland. We'll have to keep an eye on monsoonal flow, looks like it stays clear of the area but the pattern is open.

Temps should cool a bit early next week with a weakening ridge.