Warmest weather of the forecast is over the next two days

Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 31, 2018

High pressure could push much of the area into or very close to the 90s Thursday and Friday.

Many temps will be near 15 degrees above average but likely fall short of the records which are in the mid to upper 90s. Santa Maria will be close with my predicted daytime high of 88, 93 is the record for the date.

The jet stream is in a ridge over the West promoting surface high pressure and offshore winds in the night and morning hours, even gusting at times at some prone locations to 20+mph.

Atascadero Sun by Neil Walker

This air is also remarkable in that it is very dry so the overnight lows inland can even drop into the 30s and low 40s yet still recover into the 80s to 90s. Beaches look to have 70s to nearly 80s potential for the next two days as well.

I am still not excited about rain potential in the extended forecast. The American GFS model is still holding off for any decent chance of rain until the 14th or 15th, it appears to keep kicking the chance down the road.