A foggy start to the week for the coast, but hot conditions will continue for the inland valleys

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Posted at 4:13 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 07:13:11-04

Low clouds and fog are filling in throughout the Central Coast and South Coast region Monday morning. Weather models are indicating these conditions will linger at the coast for much of the day. While more clearing is in the forecast for the coastal and interior valleys, stratus and mid-level clouds could linger throughout the afternoon.

Northwesterly winds will increase Monday afternoon, generally ranging from 10-20 miles per hour, however, peak wind gusts could reach 25 mph between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. One exception to this will be the south coast region where gusty 30 mph sundowner winds will continue through 8 p.m.

Daytime highs for the inland valleys are still going to be hot Monday, ranging from the mid-90s to the low 100s. These conditions will start to cool heading into the middle of the week as a ridge of high pressure starts to weaken. The coastal valleys will range from the mid-70s to low 80s, but the cooler conditions will be at the coast where daytime highs are going to be close to the mid-to-upper 60s.