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Marine layer keeping temperatures cool at the coast

Posted at 5:26 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 08:26:55-04

High pressure over the southwest portion of the desert is keeping temperatures hot for the inland valleys but producing cooler conditions along the coast.

An air quality alert has been extended for the interior valleys and mountains San Luis Obispo County as a result of the wildfires burning to the north of the area. However, expect hazy conditions throughout most of the Central Coast on Friday.

The beaches will have waves up to seven feet as a result of Hurricane John and Tropical Storm Kristy brewing in the northeast Pacific. A beach hazards statement has been issued for the coast and will remain in place through Saturday.

Daytime highs at the beaches on Friday are cooling down with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the mid-70s. Marine layer will be a factor in the morning and then linger off the coast heading into the afternoon before it makes its return in the evening.

The coastal valleys are also getting some relief over the next three days or so with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the mid-80s. The inland valleys will still be hot Friday with temperatures from the mid-90s to low 100s. While it’s looking like triple digits are out of the forecast over the weekend, they’re expected to make a return on Monday for the interior valleys.