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Temps warm but winds also pick up

Posted at 4:13 PM, Apr 21, 2020

Changes in pressure drive winds and high pressure is building in for the rest of the week. During the transition over the next few days the winds will be high at times.

For coastal areas the night and morning winds will be offshore (from the NE) this will negate marine cooling and temps will jump into the upper 70s and 80s for most over the next several days. Temps will likely peak on Saturday before the upper level ridge flattens and temps dip, a little. Beaches will be the coolest during this time, still above average but some beaches may not see 80 even on the warmest days (Friday and Saturday).

Interior locations will ultimately be the warmest places and could near 90 Friday or Saturday.

Each afternoon near the coast winds will turn back around out of the NW and will be near 25mph at times until sunset when the winds will get lighter and ultimately turn around to the NE.

For the Santa Barbara county Southcoast, passes, canyons and mountains the NE winds will be of advisory strength tonight and tomorrow night at least with local gusts to 50mph tonight and 65mph potential tomorrow night. Advisories and watches are already posted.

There is a chance with high pressure overhead that the southern Salinas River Valley (Paso, Atascadero, Templeton, San Miguel etc) could see a little late night and early morning fog but whatever forms will clear quickly in the morning.

Sunday and Monday the ridge flattens and temps cool, a little but will still be above average. The ridge likely gets a little stronger Tuesday for continued warmer-than-average temps.

Some high clouds over the weekend, but it won't produce rain nor cool temps significantly.