Chance of rain, thunderstorms Thursday

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 08:57:20-04

Thursday will start out cloudy and stay that throughout part of the afternoon as mid to high-level clouds will make their way over the Central Coast.

Post-Subtropical Cyclone Elida is continuing to move in a north-westward direction Thursday, which will have some impacts on the Central Coast.
The result could be a slight chance of showers along the coast and over the coastal valleys before 11:00 a.m. For the inland valleys, a chance of thunderstorms and showers is expected after the 11:00 a.m. hour, although, the chance sits at about 20%.

As a result of the path of Elida, a marine statement was issued for local waters off the coast of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

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As for daytime highs, the beaches are expected to reach the upper 60s and low 70s, while the coastal valleys will continue to stay between the low 70s and low 80s. There aren't any triple-digits in the forecast for the interiors Thursday and most areas will range from the low to upper 90s, but that will change by Friday. An excessive heat warning will go into effect for the inland valleys Friday and last through Monday. During this time, daytime highs could reach 109 degrees across the interiors. It's important for residents in these areas to stay hydrated, stay in air-conditioned rooms, and limit outdoor activities during peak hours.

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