More cooling before warmer daytime highs on Memorial Day

Posted at 6:45 AM, May 24, 2018

Not much has changed in the last 24 hours when it comes to the trends we’re seeing in the morning this past week. More fog and marine layer throughout the Central Coast Thursday morning could produce drizzle. Models continue to back off, but there’s still a chance for some light scattered showers Thursday and Friday as the marine layer continues to deepen. The clouds and fog will likely hang around through most of Thursday as models don’t show much potential for afternoon clearing.

Daytime highs will be a little bit cooler on Thursday. Between the beaches, coastal and inland valleys temperatures will mostly range from the low to upper 60s, with the exception of Cuyama and California Valley, which could both reach the mid-70s.

Winds will be calm Thursday and models show that they’ll stay within a 10-15 mile per hour range throughout the day.

While temperatures will be cool for the rest of the week, they will heat up by the end of the holiday weekend. By Sunday, an upper low will move east and onshore flow will weaken and temperatures will start to climb. The inland valleys could reach the low 90s on Memorial Day and the coastal valleys could be in the mid to upper 70s. The beaches will be a little bit cooler by Monday and remain in the upper 60s.