Santa Barbara County will remain under a high wind warning through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, which means wind gusts could still reach close to 45 miles per hour. After the warning expires, breezy conditions will continue. San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties will still have winds from 15 to 30 miles per hour through late Wednesday night. The high winds Tuesday even brought down a tree or two, as shown in this picture we received from Taija Hansen from Lompoc.
The good news is these winds will start to calm down by Thursday right as daytime highs are starting to warm up. Temperatures for Wednesday are still sitting close to the mid-60s with sunny skies. Thursday and Friday will bring the upper 60s before the low to mid-70s make a return by the weekend.
With all this sunshine, it’s hard to imagine more rain for the area. However, long-range weather models indicate another system is expected by the middle of next week with more rain following into the weekend.