Weather conditions are becoming critical this week as high winds join a forecast with triple-digit temperatures.
The inland valleys are still ranging from the upper 90s to low 100s on Monday, which will continue through the week. The coastal valleys are catching up and will have daytime highs from the low 80s to the low 90s with mostly sunny skies. Even the beaches will continue to heat up and will range from the mid-60s to low 80s.
While warm, these temperatures are looking to stay consistent through Friday. Another factor that will play into the forecast Monday will be the high winds, particularly for Santa Barbara County.
A Red Flag Warning will remain in place through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday for the Santa Barbara County south coast where winds could reach 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph, and temperatures could get up to 100 degrees. The gusty conditions throughout the county has prompted a wind advisory that will remain in effect through Tuesday morning. As a result, 15-30 mph winds 45 mph gusts could impact areas like Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria. A heat advisory will also go into effect on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for Santa Barbara County and remain in place through Tuesday night.
This week will put some interior portions at more than 20 days of triple-digit temperatures. It looks like this weekend could mean temperatures drop back into the upper 90s, but that will be determined as we get closer to Saturday.