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Cloudy morning, clear afternoon expected for Labor Day

Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 19:11:35-04

Clouds continued to hug the south Santa Barbara County coastline and the Central Coast through the afternoon hours with some clearing later in the day. Most regions can expect that pattern to continue on Labor Day.

Temperatures remain slightly cooler than normal for this time of year. Interior valleys will see daytime highs in the low 90s, coastal valleys in the 70s and 80s, and beaches in the 70s.

Gusty southwest winds are still anticipated for the Highway 14 corridor into the Antelope Valley through the early evening. Otherwise, west to southwest winds are expected to be 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon hours.

In the long term, the marine layer will slowly shrink Thursday and Friday and will likely be eliminated by Saturday. Coastal areas will experience some warming as a result of the morning cloud cover.