One more day of warm and muggy conditions before weekend changes

Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 01:37:34-04

High pressure has a firm grip on the area. Generally light wind flow as well has produced low clouds near the beaches with mid-level monsoon clouds drifting over much of the rest of the area.

I still think a hot Sundowner wind event is on the way for Friday and Saturday for the Southcoast. Look like high temps from Goleta to Carpinteria should be into the 90s.

Elsewhere the temperature trend into the weekend will actually be down since the mechanism causing the Sundowner will be a trough arrival. That trough will crank up NW winds later Friday into Saturday and interior temps are set to take a plunge Saturday. That said, Friday still looks warm to hot inland with SLO county interior valleys still experiencing near 100 degree highs.

Beaches will see more night and morning clouds into Friday but the increasing winds should bring much more sun over the weekend but since those winds are onshore the temps there shouldn’t change much.

The generally mild to cooler conditions will slowly moderate a few degrees next week, but not much…so looks like a mild weather run is in store.