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Chilly conditions are on their way out before a big warm up

Sunset in Paso Robles
Posted at 4:25 AM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 13:30:40-04

Good morning and happy Wednesday Central Coast!
We have chilly conditions persisting once again with significant gusty winds to start off the day.
Interior valleys in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties will see some frost in the early morning hours. There is a frost advisory in effect through 9 AM for these valleys.

Temperatures near freezing for a few hours could do damage to sensitive plants. People with temperature concerns should take precautions like bringing small plants indoors or covering them, watering plants can also help protect them in short-frost events.

Temperatures today will be a few degrees warmer than previous days but still a few degrees below normal for this time of year. The good news is that there is a warm up on the way for the next few days!
This wind feels relentless... 20-35mph sustained winds are expected with gusts up to 55mph are possible on the south coast, gust to 40mph are expected along the western coastal valleys. The high wind advisory will last until 9PM.

The good news is that a warm up is on the way. We will still be below normal temperature wise Wednesday and for the start of Thursday. Significantly warmer air is on the way and will pull us above normal by Friday.

The next three days will each bring more than 5 degrees of warming. We will be above normal for this time of year by Friday and warmer for Saturday. A slight cooldown will move in on Sunday but we will stay near normal for this time of year through next week.
The reason for all this: the upper-level trough is slowly pulling out to be replaced by a ridge. (High pressure replacing low pressure) There is a lot of agreement on this but the next question is how long does the ridge last? Earlier this week models indicated just a short warm event, today it looks more like a warm weekend followed by minor cooling next week followed by an even warmer forecast for the following weekend. This would certainly start raising fire concerns. We are already seeing those smaller flashy grass fires, warm stretches often increase activity.
Through the whole warm stretch precipitation chances are very low, with none expected as of this point.
Have a great day Central Coast!