Monday will be another breezy day for the Central Coast with winds ranging from 10 to 20 miles per hour with potential for gusts to reach 30 mph. Due to the high winds, an air quality alert will remain in place until 7:00 p.m. for both San Luis Obispo County. The dust and sand from the Nipomo Mesa could cause exposure to particle pollution and be aggravating to those with heart or lung conditions.
Daytime highs for the beaches will range from the low to mid-60s. Temperatures for the coastal and inland valleys won’t vary too much and be within the mid to upper 60s. National Weather Service also issued a beach hazards statement for both counties as surf could be between six and nine feet with local sets to 10 feet.
A trough that will cover California will bring clouds late Monday night and a chance of showers early Tuesday. Santa Barbara County will see the impacts from this trough, while San Luis Obispo County will likely stay dry. From Santa Maria to the south coast, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms with rain totals varying from .01’’-.03’’ of rain.
Following this wet period, the rest of the week looks dry, especially by the end of the week when temperatures could reach the upper 70s.