Daytime highs trend down by a few degrees before a hot end to the week

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 08:57:56-04

Daytime highs are trending down by a few degrees Tuesday due to onshore flow. The morning commute will be fairly similar to Monday's forecast as the patchy fog will fill in around San Luis Obispo, Lompoc, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the Santa Maria Valley, but mix out by late morning. The afternoon will bring sunny skies and breezy conditions across the rest of the Central Coast.

Northwesterly winds will start out from five to ten miles per hour in the morning before gradually increasing to 15-20 mph by the afternoon. At their peak, these winds will gust from 20-30 mph through Tuesday night. Another round of sundowners is expected from Gaviota to Refugio Tuesday night, which will bring sub-advisory winds up to 30 mph through late Tuesday night.

Daytime highs will be closer to the low to upper 90s for the interior valleys Tuesday. This is ahead of a ridge of high pressure that will build over the region by the end of the week, causing inland valley temperatures to soar to nearly 110 degrees by the weekend. The coastal valleys will continue to range from the mid-70s to the low 80s and the beaches will have a mix of 60s and low 70s Tuesday.