A partly cloudy start to the week with warmer temperatures on the way

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Posted at 5:33 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:33:05-04

The second to last week of April is starting off with cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and breezy northwesterly winds, but some of these variables in the forecast will change fairly quickly as the week continues.

Monday morning will bring some cloudy conditions across the Central Coast. An upper level low and trough will move into the region, which could result in rain for parts of the interior valleys across San Luis Obispo County. Shandon has a 20% chance of showers through 10:00 a.m., while California Valley could receive rain from late morning until about 4:00 p.m. Monday.

Aside from the rain, the rest of the area will see mostly cloudy skies to start out followed by a partly sunny day. Generally, temperatures will range from the low to upper 60s for most of the area. The exceptions will be some of the cities along the south coast, which could reach the low 70s by Monday afternoon, and some areas along the north coast could stay closer to the upper 50s.

Northwesterly winds will be breezy through the morning with potential to become gusty by the afternoon. Wind gusts across the coasts and valleys could reach 25 miles per hour by the afternoon. These winds could reach advisory level for Santa Barbara County by Tuesday, which could mix out any low level clouds and also warm temperatures by five to 10 degrees. The warmer conditions will continue through Wednesday, and it's possible they could stick around through the weekend.