Wind Advisory Thursday afternoon, temps still warming

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 02:51:42-04

A ridge of high pressure continues to build across the Central Coast bringing above seasonal norm temperatures this weekend.

Friday and Saturday are expected to have the warmest temps of the week as the onshore flow weakens.

Daytime highs for interior valleys looking to be in the triple digits (100-105). Coastal valleys are looking at mid to upper 80’s and beaches low to mid-70’s.

Overnight lows dropping to low 60’s could provide some relief from the heat.

Still excessive heat is something to watch and heat advisories are still possible.

Courtesy NWS

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday for Santa Barbara County south coast and mountains.

Northwest to North winds expected to reach 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in some areas.

It looks to impact Highway 101, 154 and 192 as well as the Gaviota and San Marcos passes.

Low clouds and patchy fog could be stubborn along the coast for morning and evening hours. Most places should see clear and blue skies Friday and into the weekend.

A minor cooling trend is expected next week as the onshore push strengthens.