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Gusty winds in Santa Barbara County, temps steady in SLO County

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 19:02:27-04

Wind advisories are in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday in Santa Barbara County.

Northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected, along with isolated gusts up to 50 mph by late Thursday.

A similar wind situation is expected Friday, which increases the risks of power outages and danger for high profile vehicles.

Winds should drive the temperature in much of Santa Barbara County into the 80s and lower 90s.

Fire danger is higher due to the high winds and lower humidity in Santa Barbara County.

Fair skies and about normal temperatures are expected for much of the central coast, where an overnight coastal marine layer may spread into some valleys and bring with it slightly cooler temps.

Temperatures Thursday are up slightly, by about 2 to 4 degrees from Wednesday, due to thin clouds and offshore winds.

A low cloud pattern should persist through the night into the morning Friday before decreasing due to the offshore flow.

Inland areas will see some warming due to north winds, as well as the coasts and valleys.

On this day in 2017, Paso Robles hit a record high of 110, which is at least 20 degrees higher than the recorded temperature there Thursday.