There was inland relief today but heat returns slowly

Posted at 7:27 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 22:27:45-04

High temperatures will be near normal at the coast to above normal inland through the week. Temperatures will then increase this weekend. Night through morning low clouds and fog will continue all week and will push into some adjacent valleys at times.

Locally gusty winds are expected Thursday and Friday evenings across the western Santa Barbara South Coast.

High pressure starts to rebound tonight and onshore flow weakens through the end of the week and that will start temps trending upward as soon as tomorrow with small daily increases through Saturday. By the weekend warmer coastal valley areas will be close to the lower 100s.

The only other significant weather concern is the possibility of gusty northwest winds in southern SB County Thursday and Friday evenings. Wind speeds will get close to advisory levels but be localized.

Late Sunday and Monday monsoon moisture will start to work its way into southeast California. Initially we`ll just see some mid and high clouds but by Monday afternoon there may be enough lower level moisture and instability to generate isolated thunderstorms over parts of Southern California. Not likely here but we'll want to keep an eye on the potential for slightly muggier air.

Looks like the monsoon moves on by Wednesday according to the latest modeling.