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Coastal and inland valley temperatures start to trend down Thursday

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Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 22, 2020

An upper low system is making its way towards the state Thursday, which means daytime highs will be cooler across the Central Coast.

The morning commute will include a deepening marine layer across coastal regions that could likely result in the use of windshield wipers due to drizzly conditions. Drivers should make sure to have low beams on and to increase following distance throughout the morning commute as fog and wet road conditions will be common throughout the morning drive. The foggy skies will mix out for the coastal valleys, but due to onshore flow, beaches could once again stay mostly cloudy throughout the afternoon hours.

Daytime highs across coastal and inland valleys will be significantly cooler Thursday. For the coastal valleys, expect temperatures to range from the low to upper 70s, while the inland valleys will stay between the low to upper 80s. As for the coast, cooler weather will also be a factor as temperatures taper off from the upper 50s to mid-60s.

The chance of light showers and drizzle remains in the forecast for the weekend ahead. As the low-pressure system approaches, drizzle is expected late Friday night through early Saturday morning. At the same time, weekend temperatures will continue to remain cool and southerly winds will be gentle to moderate, ranging from 10-20 miles per hour at their peak.