Heat and haze inland contrast with cooler beaches

Posted at 3:59 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 18:59:28-04

The above normal temperatures on the Central Coast are likely to persist through most of the week and then cool some by the weekend. 

Inland areas are expected to hang out in triple digit land through Friday and take a brief break throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Long-term models suggest that high-pressure ridge responsible for the hot inland weather will move eastward. This condition should result in a cool-down that allows temperatures to decrease to seasonal norms by Sunday.  

An air quality alert is in effect for Atascadero and Paso Robles, as smoke from wildfires clings to the air through Thursday afternoon. Smokey haze from those fires will likely continue to move over the Central Coast throughout the weekend.

California Valley is under an excessive heat advisory through Thursday, with temperatures seeing triple digits.

With increased onshore flow, there is a possibility of the marine layer returning to coastal cities.

Early next week the offshore flow and slight warming are expected to return. 

A beach hazard alert is in effect for southern California, where a southeast to south swell from Hurricane John south of Cabo San Lucas will begin to move into the southern California coastal waters on Thursday.

Very high astronomical tides around 7 feet are expected during the evening hours and present a minor risk of coastal flooding, especially Friday night.

It’s unlikely we will experience any residual effects from Hurricane John.