4th of July forecast: large waves, strong rip currents, warming trend

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 02:57:54-04

Fourth of July is almost here and warm, breezy conditions are ahead for the Central Coast.

A ridge of high pressure looks to build this holiday weekend bringing significant warming to the inland valleys.

Daytime highs will likely exceed triple digits for interior communities, while coastal valleys look to reach low to mid-80's and at the beach, mid-70's.

Be careful if you are heading out to the water--- a beach hazards statement has been issued by the National Weather Service due to dangerous sea conditions through Monday morning.

As a reminder, for those who will be taking part in recreational ocean activities over the weekend, never turn your back on the ocean, especially since there will be high tides and dangerous rip currents.

Winds look to pick up Sunday evening and could reach up to 25 MPH across the Central Coast.

The marine layer looks to clear away this weekend with the heating of the lower levels, bringing plenty of sunshine for the Fourth of July.