Cloudy skies and cool morning temperatures Wednesday

Cloudy skies and cool morning temperatures Wednesday
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Posted at 5:46 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 09:58:54-05

It will be another morning with cool low temperatures in the upper 20s and mid-30s for the inland valleys, but winds are also playing a factor in the forecast. Breezy and gusty wind conditions have been reported across valley locations, ranging from 15-40 miles per hour. These northeasterly winds will trend down through the morning, making for a fairly mild afternoon.

Daytime highs will be mild and range from the 50s to the low 70s with the warmest temperatures expected across valley locations, like the Santa Ynez Valley.

More changes are in the forecast as a series of low-pressure systems move through the area. By Thursday morning, the Central Coast could receive some very light rain, but it will more likely be in the form of drizzle or mist. Christmas Eve temperatures will also be close to the mid to upper 60s with mostly cloudy skies from the coastal to the inland valleys. Clearing will continue through Christmas day and daytime highs will mostly remain in the 60s.

More rain chances are in the forecast Saturday morning and Sunday night through Monday. The system at the start of next week will pack a little bit more of a punch, but still, estimated rainfall totals remain on the lighter side and close to .10''. There will be more details available on this system as the event nears.