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Foggy morning ahead of afternoon clearing

Posted at 5:24 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 08:24:04-04

An upper-level trough situated in Northern California is bringing cooler conditions to the Central Coast. From the coastline to the coastal valleys, morning fog will be a factor, as well as a chance for morning drizzle. Daytime highs at the beaches will range from the upper 60s to low 70s and roughly stay within that range for the remainder of the week. Models show sky conditions throughout the morning will be foggy, which will continue into the early afternoon before the sunshine starts to break through. 

The coastal valleys will warm up to the upper 70s on Tuesday following a morning with low clouds and fog. Once the fog clears, sky conditions will be mostly sunny and winds will be around 15 miles per hour. The inland valleys will be around the upper 80s to the upper 90s on Tuesday, still shying away from triple-digit temperatures.

An Air Quality Alert will remain in place through Tuesday morning as a result of the Front Fire, which is in the Rock front Ranch area east of Santa Maria. As crews work to bring the fire to full containment, winds will be mild in the Cuyama area on Tuesday and daytime temperatures could reach the low 90s.