Gusty northeasterly winds have produced mostly clear skies and warmer temperatures on the Central Coast. Temperatures are reaching the mid 60’s for most locations.
A weak, quick moving upper-level trough will produce increasing clouds and a few areas of drizzle late Monday into Tuesday morning. This system will be followed by strong northwesterly winds Tuesday afternoon and evening. Sustained winds are expected to reach 25 to 38 mph.
High pressure builds on the Central Coast on Wednesday, producing moderate winds and dry, warmer weather. Wind will reach 15-25 mph, shifting out of the northwest during afternoon hours.
Monday through Thursday, a high surf advisory will remain in place for SLO and Santa Barbara Counties with swell bringing high surf between 10 and 13 feet. Local sets could reach 15 feet between Tuesday and Wednesday.
High surf will build across the Central Coast Monday morning and continue thru Thursday morning. Surf 10-13 Ft. Locally to 15 feet Tue-Wed. Dangerous Rip Currents will accompany the high surf. #cawx #CentralCoast pic.twitter.com/gnrHvOLo4E
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) March 11, 2019
High temperatures will reach into the 70s starting Saturday and continuing into next week.
The next chance of rain is expected to start March 19th, continuing through the end of the month.