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Warming up into next week

Posted at 4:17 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 19:17:19-04

We've had an amazing run of mild temps for roughly the last ten days, but that will come to an end soon. Some minor warming will happen into Thursday then a minor Friday setback by a few degrees before more significant warming takes place over the weekend into early next week.

One minor issue to watch tonight will be the winds across Santa Barbara county's high country, passes and canyons. I think we'll see some winds near 40mph for the gusts, but at this point the weather service feels no wind advisory is necessary.

Friday might see a minor rebound of the marine layer at the coast and near coastal valleys with a smallish trough passing thru the Pac NW. This is a very temporary setback to temps because a significant ridge will build into the middle of next week.

Inland areas will hit the 90s over the weekend and could make a run at 100 in the warmest spots. There will be limited marine influence so beaches will likely be into the 70s and coastal valleys in the 80s into early or middle of next week.

Models agree a cool down develops but the question is when, right now it appears most of next week will be warm.