Mild weather inland thru the weekend before near triple digits return

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 00:46:17-04

We've been locked into a pattern where there is a ridge of high pressure over the 4-corners region with a trough off the coast (between us and Hawaii). In general temps have been near average this week.

The change Friday into the weekend will be that an upper low off the Pac NW will progress to the east. The impact of this will be some additional cooling, especially inland. In fact, coastal temperatures may not move much over the next 3 or 4 days.

Interestingly there are some localized winds over western SLO and Santa Barbara counties. Kinda of close to advisory potential in the pass and canyon areas of SB county but right now the National Weather Service doesn't think the gusts last long enough for an advisory (at least for now). Not a typical sundowner in that it won't drive warm and dry conditions.

More of all of this thru Sunday. Sunday inland temps start moving back up relating to the ridge rebounding. Coastal conditions remain similar to this week with night and morning clouds and afternoon clearing.