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Winds pick up and temperatures pop Wednesday

Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 02:46:35-05

After starting the week with rain, off-shore winds will pick up Tuesday night into Wednesday and temperatures will be warmer than normal for this time of the year.

A high surf advisory is still in place until Thursday morning.

In SLO County, a west-northwesterly swell with 9 to 11 ft breaks is expected Wednesday growing to max 12 ft on Thursday.

For most of the Central Coast, off-shore winds will start to pick up Tuesday night.

Some could see 15-25 mph winds with gusts up to 30.

There is no wind advisory for SLO County, but there could be room for one.

There is a wind advisory in place for Santa Barbara County mountains and south coast for some northeast winds from 25-35 mph gusts to 45 mph.

Strongest winds will be in the Santa Ynez range until early Wednesday morning.

Some areas will reach a high in the mid to low 70’s possibly reaching 80 on Wednesday.

12/18 5 day forecast
12/18 5 day forecast–SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
12/18 5 day forecast
12/18 5 day forecast–SLO COUNTY

As winds start to die down Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will begin to cool towards the end of the week.

Low marine clouds bringing fog and mist are expected to show Friday night into Sunday morning.

There is a chance of rain Monday Christmas Eve, but will be minor rainfall if the storm develops. ​