A high-pressure ridge over the state in combination with the weak offshore flow is bringing the heat Thursday.
Daytime highs for the interior valleys are expected to reach at least the mid-80s. Even the coastal valleys could reach the low 80s and the beaches will be close to the mid-70s. There will be some high-level cloud coverage throughout the day, but still plenty of sunshine.
Weather models are indicating that winds will increase by the afternoon but will remain below advisory level. By 1:00 p.m., winds will generally be between15-25 miles per hour and will remain breezy through the early evening before tapering off later Thursday night.
Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures will start to cool down by Saturday as a trough rolls over the state. Expect an increase in the marine layer as well as breezy conditions that day. Clear skies are in the forecast for Easter Sunday and daytime highs will range from the mid-60s to the mid-70s.