Daytime highs trend up Wednesday ahead of a chance of rain, cold front Thursday

Posted at 4:02 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 07:02:29-05

A ridge of high pressure will bring warmer temperatures to the area Wednesday. Most valley locations will reach the upper 60s to the mid-70s while beaches will stay closer to the mid to upper 60s.

Throughout the morning commute, northeasterly winds will keep most coastal valleys and beaches clear, but it's possible that
inland valleys could be blanketed with fog throughout the morning drive.

A wind advisory is in place through 9 a.m. for the coast in San Luis Obispo County as wind speeds stay between 15-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 mph.

A high surf advisory remains in effect at the coast through 9 p.m. as breaking waves are expected to range from 10 to 15 feet. High tides are expected close to 10 a.m. and could reach about six feet. By Thursday, once the advisory expires, breaking waves will likely range from 8 to12 feet.

Another cold front will sweep over the area Thursday, bringing temperatures down to the 50s and low 60s as well as a chance of rain. Predicted rainfall totals will remain light and close to 0.10'' for most of the area and the rainfall will stay concentrated over San Luis Obispo County.