High pressure is beginning to build into the region and that’ll produce some sundowner winds across Santa Barbara county tonight where some of the pass and canyon winds could be 20-30mph with gusts to 45mph, a wind advisory is in place there tonight into 3am.
Winds start to turn offshore Saturday and especially Sunday as an upper level ridge builds over the area. That will drive the warm-up. We’ll see a lot of upper 60s for the Central Coast Friday with some low to mid-70s for the Santa Barbara county Southcoast. Saturday and Sunday we’ll see a lot more 70s and lower 80s daytime highs. We could see some late night and early morning clouds in the interior valleys but what develops should clear quickly.
Monday looks a little cooler as the ridge starts to collapse.
The models are struggling with next week a bit. There looks to be a potential system to watch Tuesday and Wednesday but models really disagree on it, for now keeping those days dry but more agreement that Thursday-Friday next week could see rain with the second week of April having more potential with a series of systems in the Pacific potentially coming to California behind a zonal (west ro east) jetstream.