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Patchy morning fog and marine layer

Posted at 4:27 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 07:27:24-04

Wednesday morning will be similar to what the last couple of days have been like on the Central Coast. There will be morning fog along the coast and within the coastal valleys before conditions clear up by around noon. However, the marine layer could hug the coastline for much of the morning and afternoon, otherwise, expect increasing clouds.

Daytime highs will continue to vary from the high 50s to high 70s. Beaches will mostly be in the low to mid-60s, with the exception of Carpinteria, which could have a daytime high in the high 50s. Coastal valleys will mostly be in the low to mid-70s, while the inland valleys could reach the upper 70s.

Winds will remain within a five to 15 mile per hour range Wednesday morning with gusts up to 20 mph by the afternoon.

Rain is still in the forecast for the end of the week. Conditions will be mostly cloudy by Friday before scattered showers are expected to touch down by around noon. This system is an atmospheric river event that could bring up to 8” of rain for Northern California, however, current models suggest it will bring about .25’’-1.00’’ of rain to the Central Coast, with the bulk of it in northern San Luis Obispo County.