It was a nice and mild day for the Central Coast Sunday.
Temperatures were 4-8 degrees above normal Sunday afternoon.
High temperatures will continue to be several degrees above normal through this week.
An upper level low is moving through the area Monday, then moving off the coast through Monday afternoon.
The increased offshore gradients combined with some cold air avection and upper level support will bring strong, gusty winds to mountains, valleys, and coastal areas.
Widespread critical fire weather conditions are expected Mon-Tue and Red Flag Warnings have been issued for all areas except for inland valleys. Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected with very low RH and critically dry fuels. Please practice wildfire safety! #CAwx #LAwind #CAfire pic.twitter.com/NmA7DGZppc— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 7, 2020
Strong, gusty NE to east winds are expected over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties from Monday in the mountains, and Monday night elsewhere.
A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning has been issued across the Central Coast for this reason.
Gusts can be 45-55 mph, with isolated gusts up to 60 mph in the mountains and hills.
A High Surf Warning has also been issued.
Breaking waves of 16-22 feet are anticipated during peak surf Tuesday.
A large, long-period NW swell combined with gusty NE winds will create high surf along all beaches and hazardous seas across much of the coastal waters Mon through Wed. Dangerous rip currents and large breaking waves are likely. #CAwx #SoCal pic.twitter.com/c3PUkTJe7d— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 6, 2020
Surf of 20+ feet can damage coastal structures.
Dangerous rip currents will develop at most beaches over the next few days.
Clear to partly cloudy skies and dry weather will prevail for at least the next seven days.
Stay safe out there!