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Temperatures slowly warming

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 22:19:39-05

No record lows this morning, the temps ran about 5 to as much as ten degrees warmer than the prior two nights.

It'll be cold again tonight with scattered areas of frost possible in SLO and SB county's west-facing Central Coast so a frost advisory is in place to 9am Thursday. This is a diminished version of an advisory for cold weather, the last two nights had freeze warnings.

High pressure will produce a pattern of northeasterly winds during night and morning hours which will turn around out of the northwest during the afternoon through Saturday. These offshore winds will give a few passing high clouds and gradually warmer weather. High temperatures may reach into the 70s by Friday and Saturday.

An upper-level low-pressure system will drop in from the north later on Saturday into Sunday and will bring strong northwesterly winds and partly to mostly cloudy skies and cooler weather. The best chance for sprinkles or light rain showers appears to be on Sunday and Monday.

High pressure will build over California on Tuesday into Wednesday with gusty offshore winds and warmer weather.

Most of the models and charts are advertising rain for Valentine's Day but that is too far out to get overly optimistic about it.