Clear skies and dry, warm weather continues Thursday

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Posted at 4:55 AM, Oct 15, 2020

The warm and dry weather continues for the Central Coast as an upper-level high lingers over the state and winds remain offshore.

Morning temperatures were warm for coastal valley and beaches Thursday morning with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The morning commute will include clear skies and warm conditions, which will persist throughout the afternoon. Daytime highs for the beaches are expected to trend down by a few degrees at the coast with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the mid-80s. Winds are still offshore, but it's possible that as winds shift out of the northwest that temperatures could trend down a little earlier in the day for coastal regions.

The coastal and inland valleys will stay pretty consistent with Wednesday's forecast and range from the 80s and 90s. The heat advisory remains in place through 5 p.m. Friday so the above-average temperatures will continue through the start of the weekend. It isn't until Sunday that daytime highs really begin to trend down and start to return to near-seasonal average. By that time, the marine layer will likely develop Sunday night and be back in the forecast through the overnight hours for most of next week.