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A cloudy start to Wednesday will be followed by breezy conditions

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Posted at 4:23 AM, Dec 11, 2019

There are a lot of clouds filling in over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Wednesday morning, and there were even reports of dense fog through San Luis Obispo just before 3:00 a.m. While there is rain in the forecast, it's not likely that it will reach our area and instead remain to the north of the Central Coast.

The cloudy conditions should start to clear up shortly after the morning rush hour and by the afternoon the skies will be mostly sunny.

The main shift in the weather pattern will be the winds. Northeasterly winds will increase by the afternoon. At their peak, these winds will range from 15-25 miles per hour. Weak ridging will build in over the area, which means some daytime highs will be slightly warmer Wednesday. In fact, temperatures are expected to be close to the mid-60s from the beaches to the inland valleys.

The ridge responsible for the slight warm-up will break down Saturday, resulting in cooler temperatures and windy conditions that could prompt an advisory along the south coast.