Cloudy, foggy skies expected through the morning drive

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 09:52:05-04

Hurricane Marie, which is about 1,300 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California is bringing some cloudy skies to the Central Coast Monday morning. The remnants and clouds from the hurricane are drifting over the region, which could make for a partly cloudy day.

A marine statement is in place off the coast of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties through noon as dense fog sweeps over coastal waters. There aren't any other warnings or watches in place in terms of fog, but an air quality warning will remain in effect through 11 a.m. for San Luis Obispo County. While air quality will begin to improve, it is advised that those with sensitivities to smoke limit outdoor exposure.

Daytime highs are still going to be on the warmer side for the inland valleys Monday with peak temperatures staying close to the low to mid-90s. Even most coastal valley locations are going to stay around the 80s Monday, but the beaches will have a mix from the upper 60s to the mid-70s.

An upper level low will move in over the Central Coast Monday, and by Tuesday morning it's expected that more marine layer will develop along the coast and bring daytime highs for the beaches down by two to four degrees.

It's still a little early, but it is possible the Central Coast could be getting some rain as early as Friday. More details will be available on the rain chances as the week continues.