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Daytime highs continue to heat up Wednesday ahead of a cloudy day Thursday

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Posted at 4:52 AM, Aug 12, 2020

After a few days of consistent and at times monotonous weather conditions, a few changes are coming up in the forecast that could have some major impacts on the Central Coast.

Before we break down the details of the next five-day period, sky conditions on Wednesday morning will still be cloudy near coastal regions, but gradual clearing is still expected through late morning, which will result in a clear afternoon. Daytime highs at the beaches will range from the 60s to the low 70s and the coastal valleys will stay between the 70s and 80s. The inland valleys are continuing to heat up to the 90s Wednesday, and temperatures will continue to increase through the weekend.

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Hurricane Elida is positioned about 150 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas and the Central Coast could see some impacts from it. By Thursday, subtropical moisture from the hurricane will make for a mostly cloudy and muggy day. In addition, there will also be a chance of rain, with a 20% chance of thunderstorms across the interiors valleys Thursday and Friday afternoon.

An excessive heat watch will go into effect Friday and last through Monday for the interior valleys in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. During this time, daytime highs could range from 95 to 108 degrees. The hot temperatures are expected to last through the start of next week.

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Coastal valley and coastal temperatures will also be on the rise this weekend. The beaches will mostly be in the 70s and the coastal valleys will range from the upper 70s to low 90s.