A ridge of high pressure is moving towards the west coast, which will bring gusty conditions to the Central Coast by Friday. Before it arrives, moderate 15-25 mile per hour northeasterly winds are in the forecast through Thursday.
Sundowner winds are expected across the western portion of the Santa Barbara County south coast Wednesday night. Once that ridge of high pressure arrives by the end of the week, winds could reach 40 mph.
The next five days look to be sunny and dry, but temperatures will still be average. Daytime highs for the coastal valleys and beaches will be close to the mid-60s and the interior valleys will mostly be around the upper 50s.
The next opportunity for some measurable rain looks to be after the New Year. Weather models are totally lining up on the intensity, but the Central Coast could see some wet weather next weekend.