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Dry conditions Tuesday with mostly sunny skies

Posted at 5:17 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 10:05:26-05

Tuesday will bring more sunshine and mild daytime highs. The coastal valleys and beaches will range from the mid to upper 60s, while the interior valleys will be within the upper 50s to mid-60s. Patchy, low fog will be fairly widespread throughout the interior valleys during the morning commute before conditions clear up.

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A high surf warning remains in place from the Central Coast down to Los Angeles County through Tuesday morning. Surf from 16-22 feet is still in the cards for the beaches before the warning expires, but there will still be a high surf advisory in place through Sunday night for Santa Barbara County’s south coast.

Moderate, northeasterly 15-25 mile per hour winds will stick around through the afternoon before increasing Tuesday night with the potential to be over 30 mph through Wednesday morning.

Wednesday is when the forecast is expected to shift as a warming trend develops and lasts through Thursday. Offshore flow will bring temperatures for the coastal valleys and beaches well into the 70s by Wednesday and temperatures in the low 70s by Thursday. The interior valleys aren’t expected to be as warm, but will still climb towards the upper 60s.

As for the next rain system, weather models are indicating we could receive more rainfall on Christmas Eve and Christmas.