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Brief weekend cool down before hot work week

Posted at 3:33 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 18:33:44-04

Slightly cooler temperatures are expected along the Central Coast as high pressure weakens into the weekend. 

High pressure builds again early next week for even hotter temperatures than we are experiencing right now. 

Inland cities like Paso Robles and Atascadero could hit 110 by midweek.

That heat looks to stick around throughout the week.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Santa Barbara County Monday until 8 p.m. Tuesday and could be extended beyond that should hot, dry and windy conditions persist. 

Temperatures in Santa Barbara could hit 97 by Monday and don’t move a lot throughout the week.

Santa Maria should stay a bit cooler, keeping things under 90 degrees.

Gusty north winds will be seen in areas west of Goleta Saturday evening. 

Some more low grade Sundowners are expected in and below the western portion of the Santa Ynez Range this evening.

Wind speeds could jump up to low end advisory level on Sunday to Monday.