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Warm & breezy afternoon before gradual cooling trend

Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 11:14:21-04

Monday is beginning with plenty of sunshine across the Central Coast thanks to a shallow and quickly-clearing marine layer.

Daytime highs will climb into the 70s, 80, 90s and even 100s, but cooler weather is just around the corner.

Paso Robles will top out around 101 degrees. San Luis Obispo will be in the mid-80s Monday while Santa Maria and Lompoc will reach high-70s. Along the South Coast, the daytime high in Santa Barbara could hit 90 coupled with sundowner winds.

High pressure that caused above-average weekend temperatures has weakened and moved over Arizona. Meanwhile, an upper-level trough will dig in Tuesday bringing cooler temperatures and partly cloudy skies throughout the week.

The trough is preceded by gusty northwest winds Monday afternoon and evening across the region. A wind advisory has been issued for the Santa Barbara County mountains, particularly through Santa Ynez and along the Gaviota coast. Winds are expected to reach 15-25 mph with gusts possible 30-45 mph Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.

A pattern of breezy and cloudy nights and mornings begins tonight.