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Winds will keep skies clear in the afternoons the first part of the week

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 23:17:29-04

There is a high pressure center west of California and thermal low pressure in the desert SW. With a broad trough in the upper atmosphere this sets up locally strong winds in the afternoons and early evenings the early part of this week.

Gusty winds are expected along the southern coast of Santa Barbara County tonight and tomorrow afternoon/evening.

Sundowner winds the next few evenings into the early morning hours. Generally 15-30 sustained but gusts to 50mph are possible.

Posted by Dave Hovde-KSBY on Monday, July 1, 2019

Night and morning clouds are expected along the coasts and valleys each evening but looks more patchy than well-developed and along with the winds the clouds should mostly clear each day thru Wednesday.

Interestingly later Wednesday into Thursday another trough dips into the West. This time it should weaken the winds and this time of year that means more coastal clouds could be at play the evening of the 4th. Models today showed coastal clouds moving in around 7p to 9pm.

Don't panic yet but models are showing some evening coastal clouds for the evening of the 4th. However the models are…

Posted by Dave Hovde-KSBY on Monday, July 1, 2019

That said, there does appear to be some wind flow which could keep the clouds mixed out. This is a tricky beach-cloud-for-fireworks forecast. Keep watching the forecast this week for updates.

Inland temps were warm today in the 80s and 90s but coastal temps mild due to early clouds and when the clouds cleared a decent NW breeze.

Posted by Dave Hovde-KSBY on Monday, July 1, 2019

Inland temps were warm today in the 80s and 90s but coastal temps mild due to early clouds and when the clouds cleared a decent NW breeze.

Posted by Dave Hovde-KSBY on Monday, July 1, 2019

Some consider July 1st to be the beginning of another rain season, personally I go with the Oct. 1 date.  However for those who prefer the July 1, here is the cumulative seasonal rain.

When the rain season begin and end are a small debate. I go with NOAA's climate reports which end the season Sept. 30th…

Posted by Dave Hovde-KSBY on Monday, July 1, 2019