An upper level ridge is poised to move in quickly and inland temps in SLO county should jump into the mid 90s Tuesday and Wednesday before falling back to the upper 80s Thursday and lower 80s to close the week.
We’ll also warm at the coast but of course it’ll be tempered by some marine influence. I like beaches back in the mid 60s to low 70s for the next few days with the coastal valleys in the mid 70s, the Santa Ynez valley in the low 80s and the Southcoast in the lower 70s. The Southcoast looks to be the only place where the amount of afternoon clearing is in question, it certainly looks a little slower hense the lower temps.
The ridge moving in should kill this scattered thunderstorm threat over the higher elevations.
A cooling trend Thursday as the ridge moves east and a trough of low pressure approaches the West Coast. A weak and dying cold frontal boundary dies out north of the area, but there is a high potential for gusty Sundowner winds across southern Santa Barbara County between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, and possibly again Friday night through Saturday morning.
The forecast should get a little more cloudy, especially Thursday and Friday as the marine layer near the coast gets deeper, even inland temps fall back due to this expected trough.