Windy day for the Central Coast

Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 30, 2018

A high-pressure ridge will make its way back over the Central Coast on Thursday, which will bring warming back into the forecast. Paralleling the slight warming, gusty winds will develop primarily in Santa Barbara County by the afternoon. As a result, a wind advisory will be in place from Thursday afternoon through at least Friday morning. Northwest winds will range from 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts having the potential to reach 50 mph from the coast to the mountains.

Daytime highs for the inland valleys are continuing to warm up by a few degrees on Thursday and will range from the upper 80s to low 90s. Coastal valleys will also have a slight increase in temperatures and range from the mid-70s to mid-80s. Daytime highs at the beaches will be from the upper 60s to low 70s with mostly sunny skies in the forecast.

Due to the windy conditions for the rest of the week, expect clearing to happen earlier in the morning. Conditions are still looking to be sunny and favorable for the holiday weekend ahead.