A hot weekend is in store for the inland valleys as heat advisory remains in place

Posted at 5:03 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 09:11:48-04

The heat continues for the Central Coast as Friday marks day two of a heat advisory that will remain in place over the inland valleys through 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Atascadero reached 102 degrees Thursday and is expected to have similar conditions Friday and Saturday. During the heat advisory, especially Saturday, locals can expect inland valley communities to remain between 100 degrees and 106 degrees. Once the advisory expires Sunday night, temperatures across the interiors will still remain close to the mid to upper 90s range.

The coastal valleys will also be heating up over the weekend, with temperatures from the mid-70s to the low 90s. Areas like San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara are both expected to reach the low 90s by Saturday. The cooler conditions can be found towards the coast with daytime highs in the 60s and 70s over the next three-day period.

Breezy wind conditions will help with the weekend warm-up. On Friday, wind speeds will start out fairly mild and close to 10 miles per hour, but by the afternoon will increase and range from 15-30 mph at their peak.