Temperatures expected to reach the low 100s for interior valleys

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 07, 2018

This has been the main topic of discussion all week and the triple-digit temperatures are back.

The inland valleys are expected to range from the mid-90s to low 100s and stay there through Saturday as high pressure continues to build over the west coast. The ridge is also impacting the coastal valleys, which will have daytime highs ranging from the upper 70s to upper 80s until Saturday. Along the coast, the morning marine layer is weakening and temperatures are also increasing. Daytime highs on Friday could reach the upper 70s but will be as low as the upper 60s.

Dense fog and marine layer will blanket the coastal valleys and beaches before conditions clear up later in the morning. By the afternoon hours, winds will also increase and be within a 10-20 mile per hour range, with gusts that could reach up to nearly 25 mph in areas like San Luis Obispo. 

As high pressure continues to stay over the west coast and temperatures and winds increase, so does wildfire concern. Hot and dry conditions will be in the forecast throughout the weekend, but even as daytime highs cool by the beginning of next week, expect the dry conditions to continue,