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Breezy, at times gusty, northwesterly winds expected Wednesday afternoon

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Posted at 4:55 AM, May 20, 2020

Windy Wednesday, that seems to be a fitting title for the way the forecast is looking for Hump Day.

At the coast, these winds will range from 10-20 miles per hour, with wind gusts up to 30 mph by Wednesday night. Similar trends will be felt across the coastal and inland valleys. The slight exception to these breezy conditions will be along the south coast, near Santa Barbara, where winds will be closer to the 20 mph mark at their peak.

Ahead of the afternoon hours, there will be patchy clouds across the region but it won't be as dense as it was Tuesday morning. By the afternoon, most clouds should mix out, making for a mostly sunny afternoon.

Daytime highs are slowly starting to trend up. There is still a trough of low pressure over the state, bringing average temperatures, but the weekend will look a little different as high pressure starts to build over the area. This will result in temperatures in the 70s, 80s and 90s by Memorial Day. Many cities in the interior valleys will likely reach the 90s by Monday.