Mostly sunny skies and breezy conditions ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 08:27:09-04

A wind advisory for Santa Barbara County has been extended through Saturday morning as a result of continued high winds. Twenty-five to 40 mile-per-hour winds are in the forecast along with 50 mph gusts, but the strongest winds will be near Gaviota and Refugio State Beach. Looking ahead to Labor Day, winds will start to decrease on Saturday and continue to be fairly calm through Monday.

Daytime highs for the beaches on Friday are remaining consistent and within the mid-60s to the low 70s range. Coastal valleys will still be in the 70s with areas like San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara likely to reach the low 80s. Inland valley temperatures continue to climb into the low 90s and will stay there through at least Sunday.

Any morning fog will clear up again by about 8:00 a.m. for the coastal and inland valleys, but lingering stratus clouds will be fairly widespread at the coast. Marine layer is expected to deepen by the end of the weekend and could be a bit stubborn to clear on Sunday, which could cool temperatures down at the beaches by a few degrees.