14 consecutive days of triple-digit heat in Paso Robles beats 1961 record

Posted at 3:54 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 18:54:55-04

Paso Robles broke a record set in 1961 on Saturday, marking 14 days of consecutive days with triple-digit heat. The daytime high hit 105 degrees, and temperatures are likely to increase from here.

Coastal valleys will see temperatures reach the low 90’s, inland temps will soar to near 105 degrees, and beaches will see daytime highs in the 70’s.

With an upper ridge strengthening and northerly flow, all areas will see a warm-up on Monday and Tuesday. The excessive heat watches have been upgraded to excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in Santa Barbara County. The heat advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Monday through Tuesday night for the Santa Barbara County mountains.

A wind advisory is in effect for the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria from 6 p.m. Sunday through early Tuesday morning. North winds from 15 to 25 mph will see gusts up to 40 mph Sunday evening.

Most areas should remain mostly clear through Wednesday with the exception of some fog lingering on the coastline in southern Santa Barbara County.

The marine layer should make its return to the Central Coast as early as Thursday morning. There’s also a hint of monsoonal moisture moving into the area during this period which may result in some afternoon clouds over the higher terrains.