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Temps will warm to close the week

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 12, 2020

A weak cold front dragged across the area this morning and produced some scattered light rain, not everyone saw rain but those who did got light totals as expected.

Now the transition in the forecast is to some warming for the latter half of the week along with gusty northerly winds in some areas.

Those higher winds are likely to prompt wind advisories Wednesday and Thursday for the SB County Mountains (passes and canyons of the Southcoast as well).

Modeling is showing some marine layer formation in the night and morning hours along the coast (with the exception of the Santa Barbara county southcoast due to the northerly wind flow). Afternoon breezes will be enough to clear the clouds over the next few days.

There will be some warming with ridge passing over between later Wednesday-Friday, most notable inland where highs return to the 80s.

A large and rather deep trough will cut into California later Sunday into Monday and will return cooler onshore flow. It looks like another surface low and cold front should push thru Sunday or Monday but again it looks pretty moisture starved (any rain amounts should be spotty and light).