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Fire weather watch issued for SLO, Santa Barbara Counties

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 14, 2018

A fire weather watch has been issued for the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County mountains through Tuesday night.

Gusty offshore winds and low relative humidity will dominate the Central Coast as low pressure moves out of the region.

Sustained winds are expected to reach the 15 to 25 mph range with humidity in the single digits. Wind gusts will reach up to 30 mph. After several days without significant rainfall, the conditions will create critical fire weather conditions.

Partly cloudy skies and slightly below temperatures are likely to continue through Sunday until offshore winds move in the evening, bringing dry and warm conditions to the region into Monday.

Monday, temperatures will reach the mid-80s inland and in coastal valleys, and mid-70’s in some beach locations.