Daytime highs gradually heat-up starting Thursday

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Posted at 4:56 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 09:04:15-04

Thursday will be the last day of below-average temperatures for some of the inland valleys, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be warming up.

Daytime highs across the interior valleys will range from the low 80s to the mid-90s, but by the weekend, areas like San Miguel could get pretty close to triple-digit temperatures. Some coastal valley locations will increase to the 80s Thursday, which will be a trend that carries over through the Sunday. This is all happening as high pressure to the east bumps out a trough of low pressure off the coast near the Channel Islands. The beaches will be left out of this mix with temperatures mainly staying in the mid to upper 60s range through the weekend.

As for Thursday's sky conditions, there isn't much changing there just yet. Onshore flow is beginning to weaken, but not enough to keep the fog from reaching parts of the inland valley communities Thursday morning. Expect the fog to blanket the Central Coast over the beaches and coastal valleys through the late morning before a mostly sunny afternoon.

Wind conditions will be mild Thursday but are expected to increase for the inland valleys Friday with wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour.