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More sunshine Tuesday and winds increase along the south coast

Posted at 4:19 AM, Mar 12, 2019

Strong winds are going to keep the Central Coast mostly clear Tuesday.

San Luis Obispo County will have breezy conditions throughout the afternoon but is not under an advisory. However, the Santa Barbara County south coast is under a wind advisory through 9:00 p.m. Tuesday as winds are expected to range from 20-30 miles per hour with the potential for gusts to reach 50 mph. The Santa Barbara County mountains and foothills are under a high wind warning 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. North to northeast winds will stay between 25 and 40 mph, but the overnight hours could bring wind gusts up to 60 mph.

Back at the coast, a high surf advisory is still in place for SLO County and northern Santa Barbara County through noon Thursday. The surf is expected to stay between 10-13 feet, but Tuesday and Wednesday the sets could reach 15 ft.

Monday sunset❤️

Posted by Christina Cuellar Becton on Monday, March 11, 2019

As of 4:00 a.m., the satellite radar showed some very light scattered shower activity in the Santa Barbara County mountains and foothills. It’s possible the north coast could receive some light drizzle around 3:00 p.m. but weather models indicate most of the activity looks to be off the coast.

Daytime highs will range from the low to upper 60s Wednesday, with cooler temperatures in the interior valleys. The weekend still looks to be warm, with temperatures expected to reach the low to mid-70s.