Patchy cloudy skies Wednesday morning

Posted at 5:35 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 08:35:47-04

Rather than seeing the marine layer forming over the Central Coast, there will be more patchy fog Wednesday morning instead. Most of this activity is happening north of Point Conception. The Santa Barbara County south coast will be mostly clear Wednesday.

Due to onshore flow, the morning clouds will likely clear by the afternoon. No advisories are in place yet, but the winds will start to increase y in the afternoon. Ten to 20 mile per hour winds are in the forecast and will start to increase around noon. Areas like Santa Maria and Lompoc will have breezy conditions throughout most of the afternoon before they start to decrease around dinner time.

Daytime highs continue to be below seasonal averages and mostly in the 60s. The beaches and coastal valleys will be in the low to upper 60s and the inland valleys could see temperatures increase to the low 70s, but will mostly be in the upper 60s.

A weak high-pressure system will build over California on Friday causing daytime highs to increase by about five to ten degrees, however more low pressure looks to be on the way on Monday, which will cool temperatures down at the start of next week.