Another warm day in store as temperatures climb to the 60s and 70s Tuesday

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Posted at 4:09 AM, Feb 18, 2020

Patchy high clouds are expected over the Central Coast Tuesday morning, followed by a partly sunny afternoon. Morning conditions will be fair, with some areas, like the beaches and coastal valleys staying close to temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s range. For the inland valley communities, commuting temperatures still look to be chilly and close to the upper 30s and low 40s.

Daytime highs will be slightly warmer Tuesday by about three to five degrees. The beaches will stay close to the mid to upper 60s range, while the inland and coastal valley communities will be right around the low to mid-70s.

Northeasterly winds are in the forecast Tuesday morning and will be mild, ranging from five to 15 miles per hour and staying close to that range through the afternoon. THere are a few exceptions to this, as some of the coastal valleys and inland valleys could have wind gusts up to 25 mph.

Looking ahead to the weekend, the rain chances that have been showing up in the forecast are not looking too promising, Best chances for rain could be early Friday morning before 10:00 a.m,, or some time after 10:00 p.m., however, weather models are indicating that the low pressure system that swings over Southern California misses the Central Coast to bring any precipitation. This is something that will continue to closely monitor as the weekend approaches.