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More sunshine and warmer temperatures Monday

Posted at 4:20 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 09:14:13-04

It’s almost like the Central Coast was transported to the Summer season over the weekend with clear blue skies and temperatures reaching the upper 70s. The good news is, more of that weather is in the forecast to kick things off for your week before the weather pattern shifts.

Daytime highs for the Coastal valleys and beaches will range from the low to mid-70s. The interior valleys could be slightly warmer and reach the upper 70s Monday. Southerly winds will stay between 10 and 20 miles per hour Monday, however, by Wednesday they will steadily increase towards 35 mph.

Photo of Avila Beach by Darcy Byrd

Tuesday will serve as a transition day with increasing clouds and cooler temperatures. An upper-level trough and cold front will sweep over the area Tuesday night and bring rain along with it. The rain will become more widespread by Wednesday and could continue through Thursday morning. During this time, expect daytime highs to range from the upper 50s to low 60s. This system looks to be on the lighter side and will produce anywhere from .50’’-.75’’ of rain by the end of the week.  Conditions will dry up by Friday, but there is another chance of light rain by Saturday.