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Daytime highs trend down for the weekend

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 09:19:40-04

It will be a slightly cooler start to the weekend as daytime highs begin to trend down. An Air Quality Alert will remain in place at least through 11 a.m. Friday, but the same alert was set to expire Thursday and was extended another day, so it's possible that this alert will continue to be in the forecast through the weekend.

Daytime highs across the inland valleys will be around the mid-80s to the low 90s Friday, but it's likely most inland valley temperatures could sit close to the 80s over the weekend, of course with a few exceptions. For the coastal valleys, temperatures are going to peak in the mid-70s and low 80s, while the beaches will mostly stay in the 60s over the weekend.

The morning drive will be cloudy and foggy with a chance of drizzle. The remnants from Tropical Storm Karina continue to drift over southern and central California, producing cloudy skies and light precipitation in the form of mist and drizzle. Northwesterly winds should help clear out the cloud cover Friday making for a mostly sunny to a partly sunny afternoon. From the coast to the inland valleys, north to northwesterly winds will range from 15 to 20 miles per hour. Closer to the south coast and between Refugio and Gaviota, wind speeds could reach 30 to 35 mph at their peak.