The Central Coast is situated between a ridge off to our west and a trough to the east, this anchors surface high pressure off the coast and produces plenty of wind. We’ll see less wind Friday, but it’ll still be breezy.
There are a number of advisories in place for wind today.
Here is a look at the wind advisory for the Central Coast into this evening.
Here is the wind advisory details for Santa Barbara county mountains and the Southcoast.
The winds today have again whipped up advisory level swell.
Later Friday into Saturday we’ll get some brief offshore winds which will produce a warmer Saturday (in the mid-70s for many). By Sunday and Monday though the onshore resumes and looks like some marine layer should start to form, the combination of both will pull coastal temperatures back down again.
Tuesday another trough moving across The West will again put some downward pressure on temps but once it passes Wednesday into Thursday offshore winds should pick up and again give us a temp spike into the mid-70s at least.