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Inland heat will ease a little

Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 18:51:09-04

The ridge over the Western U.S. looks to weaken a little as an area of low pressure moves thru the Pac NW.  This should allow inland temps to come back a bit over the next few days.  I think Friday will be right around 100 in Paso Robles but probably sneaking into the high 90s over the weekend before leveling off in the high 90s or near 100 most of next week as well.  Paso Robles has tied or broken 100 degree temps 18 days in a row, beating the record of 13 from 1961.

Smoke and haze from numerous wildfires in the state will continue to move over the Central Coast from time to time through the weekend. 

At the beaches and near the coast the marine clouds have produced a huge temperature contrast with the coolest beaches in the 50s but some coastal valleys like SLO in the upper 80s.  Similar conditions are expected Friday but perhaps slightly cooler.

Hurricane John and Tropical Storm Kristy in the Eastern Pacific is generating some swell which can produce some higher than average surf and dangerous rip thru the weekend, there are advisories in place relating to that.