Paso Robles hits 100 for 19th day but looks like the streak ends over the weekend

Posted at 4:48 PM, Aug 10, 2018

The ridge of high pressure over The West is finally showing a little weakness and that should promote at least a few degrees of cooling over the weekend and additional trending that direction into early next week.

It’ll be a blend of haze from CA wildfires and some high clouds inland with the inclusion of night and morning low clouds near the coast.  We’ll see light winds early over the weekend with NW afternoon winds to about 15mph with inland SW winds by late afternoon to about 20 mph.

It was also quite warm at the coastal valleys today with SLO at 92 and Santa Maria at 87, but I also like a little additional cooling here as well with more onshore flow.  Temps look to be closer to seasonal averages for most locations by the time we get to Monday.

Subtropical moisture will start to move northward over the Central Coast and will produce variable mid to upper-level clouds and chance of thunderstorms in the Sierra Nevada next week.

Tropical weather in the Eastern Pacific is producing some S swells that on south facing beaches could be 4-7ft.  A beach hazards statement is in place for additional awareness for people planning to get in the water this weekend.