Above average temps for most into late next week

Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 16, 2018

I’d love to tell you there is something new in the forecast but the developing ridge in the upper atmosphere looks to set up shop and keep conditions steady for at least a week.

Highs in northern SLO county hover near 100 into thru the weekend and most if not all of next week.

Coastal temps will also rise but some night and morning marine layer and afternoon onshore winds will keep temperatures from becoming extreme.  I think coastal valleys will be in the upper 70s to middle 80s into the middle of next week.

Beaches are interesting, some will visit the 70s in the forecast but west-facing beaches stay in the mid to upper 60s.

The other element to consider in the forecast is some slight uptick of mugginess with the summer monsoon trying to push in from the east but thunderstorms don’t look to be a much of a local threat.