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Seasonal daytime highs with potential for light rain Wednesday night

Posted at 6:21 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 09:21:07-04

A weak cold front sweeping over California will bring temperatures down and an opportunity for some light rain Wednesday night. 

Daytime highs at the beaches and in the coastal valleys will be in the low to upper 60s. Expect patchy morning fog and marine layer throughout most of the morning in those areas. The inland valleys will be slightly warmer and in the low 70s with mostly clear skies. Areas south of Point Conception should be mostly clear throughout Wednesday with little cloud coverage. 

Models indicate the chance for light rain Wednesday night will not bring more than .10’’. Most of the system will touch down overnight and be gone by early Thursday. 

Winds are continuing to increase, which will result in breezy conditions on Wednesday. Wednesday night a high wind watch will go into effect for Santa Barbara County and remain in place until Friday morning. This will impact Santa Barbara County South Coast-Santa Barbara County Mountains-
Including the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, San Marcos Pass, San Rafael Wilderness Area, and Dick Smith Wilderness Area.

During this watch there is potential these wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour, which could result in damage to property, power lines and difficulty driving.