Temps cool Thursday before a weekend warm-up

Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 20:54:00-04

A trough of low pressure will cool temperatures a bit more Thursday. North of us some showers are even possible with the feature.

There will be patchy overnight through morning low clouds and fog and then clearing in most areas. Gusty northerly winds will continue across southern Santa Barbara County on Thursday and Friday nights.

Low clouds expected to be more widespread tonight south of SB County but little if any to the north of that due to mixing from the trough and northerly winds over the Santa Ynez range. Might see some local advisory level gusts in and around the Gaviota area this evening but the wind event looks a notch stronger Thursday evening and more widespread so advisories a stronger bet then.

Friday will be warmer, especially across inland areas as high pressure returns and winds turn lightly offshore.

The warming trend will continue into Saturday.

A cooling trend will begin Sunday as the next trough arrives in the Pacific NW.

There are a lot of questions about the longer range temperatures as mid-range models disagree wildly about the features early to middle of next week. Right now I am going with some cooling but I could see that flip-flopping. Stay tuned.