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Cold morning temps will give way to warming sunshine by the afternoon

Sunshine and flowers on the Carrizo Plain
Posted at 6:45 AM, Apr 05, 2023

Good Morning Central Coast!

To kick off the morning there are some chilly conditions pushing interior valleys into the low 30s this morning. Thanks to the cold temps there is a freeze warning and a frost advisory in place for the interior valleys through 8am.

Other than cold temperatures winds will be the story this morning, as well as through the afternoon. Winds will pick up pushing onshore up to 25 mph. This may be a bit pesky but will stay below advisory criteria. This same pattern will be expected over the next few afternoons as well.

Highs today will climb up into the 60s across most of the region. This is 5-10 degrees warmer than yesterday, plus we will see more warming this week.

A weak ridge is trying to set up aloft, this just means clear to partly cloudy skies are likely. It should also mean we pick up a few degrees of warming each day into the end of the week.

Friday the pattern will change slightly with added cloud cover as a trough pushes across the region. This will not bring us too much of a change besides a slight dip in temperatures alongside more onshore winds. There is a small chance for a few light showers as this passes through. If it were to occur accumulation is very minimal.

After that some high pressure should develop. Saturday looks transitional to warmer temps Sunday and Monday with some highs in the 70s possible and calm winds to boot!

The tune in the extended forecast after that is essentially that a series of weak cold fronts look to slide north of the Central Coast into the middle of the month.

Have a great day Central Coast!