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Wind advisory in place through Tuesday night

Posted at 3:45 PM, Mar 12, 2019

The low that produced snow in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains has moved into Arizona, leaving behind drier conditions.

Meanwhile, a fast-moving cold front is ushering in some increasing clouds and strong winds for Tuesday.

A wind advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. Tuesday for Santa Barbara County. Northwest to north winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph will likely persist through Wednesday morning. The strongest winds are expected between Gaviota and Goleta, as well as Montecito.

In San Luis Obispo County, northwesterly winds from 30 to 45 mph are possible along the coastline.

Monday sunset❤️

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

High pressure builds on Wednesday, bringing dry and warmer weather through next week. High temperatures will reach the 70s by the weekend.

Longer-range models indicate rain will make its return around March 20 and stick around through the rest of the month.