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Cool start to the week, high pressure and warm temps return by late week

Some clouds overlooking trails on the Central Coast
Posted at 6:24 AM, May 08, 2023

Good morning, Central Coast!

To kick off the work week there is some patchy dense fog and cooler temps this morning.

The cloud cover from overnight fog will not last too long, as soon as the sun comes up clearing and some warming will take over. Highs will be in the 50s in many coastal/beach communities with interiors reaching towards 70.

The cooler air across the region will not only be here today bit into the next couple of days as well. This is thanks to a cold from that pushed into northern California Sunday. This bought widespread thunderstorms to the Chico/ Reading area. For us impacts will be limited, just cooler air and gusty winds.

Aside from chilly temps today more cloud cover and breezy conditions will be the story today. There is a high wind advisory in place along the Gaviota Coastline through 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. Onshore winds will focus in on the southcoast and bring the chance for 45mph winds gusts. Elsewhere gust will stay below 30 mph.

Once the advisory clears early tomorrow morning we will still see some more gusty winds, thankfully though they look to stay below advisory level.

Tuesday will likely be the coolest and cloudiest day in the forecast with more cool air and marine influence settling in. This will drop visibility in the morning and limit sunshine during the day.

The good news is: if you are patient this forecast finally turns the corner. Wednesday a ridge of high pressure will take over and begin a strong warming trend all the way into the weekend.

Inland temps shoot into the 80s Friday and Saturday and should be near in the 90 for some over next weekend.

Coastal valleys will see highs into the 70s Thursday and Friday with some 80s Saturday before marine influence push temps down a little for Sunday and Monday into the low to middle 70s. Beaches will be mostly in the 60s thru the period due to marine influence.

Have a great week Central Coast!