High winds persist in Santa Barbara County, Labor Day weekend weather shaping up nicely

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 19:02:09-04

A wind advisory remains in effect for Santa Barbara County, where winds are between 25 and 45 mph.

Gusts have reached 50 to 55 mph between Refugio and Gaviota, which can present danger for high profile vehicles traveling on the interstate.

Sundowner winds will continue overnight in Santa Barbara and the I-5 corridor. 

A trough of low pressure will continue to move through California. 

Looking ahead to Labor Day, winds will start to decrease on Saturday and continue to be fairly calm through Monday.

Heading into the weekend, we can expect overnight and morning patchy low clouds across the coast and coastal valleys, along with a cooling trend into early next week.  

On Saturday, there will be a couple degrees of cooling for most coastal areas and valleys with an easing of the northerly winds. 

Highs will be near normal. low clouds should be a bit more widespread early Saturday morning, especially across the Central Coast and Santa Ynez Valley.