Smokey skies will linger through the weekend with most of the smoke coming from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Lighter winds and cool temperatures are allowing the smokey skies to settle in, an increase in winds would help to push out some of the particulate matter.
Onshore flow will keep temperatures near normal in most areas through the weekend. Temperatures will drop into the 70s for most with beaches seeing daytime highs in the 60’s.
Smoke moving over South County today(photo via flight to SBP).
Some brief offshore winds may bring some warming on Monday, but cooler weather is expected by Tuesday.
Pockets of dense fog are likely over North Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties as clouds make their return through the weekend.
Computer models are suggesting that a couple of weak storm systems could impact southwest California starting Wednesday into Friday. There is low confidence in the exact timing, rain amounts, and intensities.
There’s a chance that another storm could bring heavy rain to the area Saturday into Sunday.