Temperatures warming up in the inland valleys, still cooler along the coast

Posted at 5:28 AM, May 03, 2018

Thursday will be a transitional day for weather as a ridge of high pressure builds over California, making daytime highs much warmer for certain parts of the Central Coast.

The inland valley temperatures will see the biggest change with daytime highs ranging from the upper 70s to low 80s. Temperatures are cooler for the beaches and coastal valleys and will range from the low 60s to low 70s. As the high-pressure ridge moves over California on Friday, daytime highs will continue to climb and on average could be about eight to 12 degrees above average.

There will be patchy morning fog along the coast and some mid to high-level clouds Thursday morning but clearing will happen by the early afternoon.

Models show that winds will be calm Thursday and within a five to 15 mile per hour range with the possibility of gusts to reach 20 mph.