Dense fog advisory issued for Santa Barbara County South Coast

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Posted at 4:21 AM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 10:03:09-05

Low clouds and dense fog have filled in over the south coast region in Santa Barbara County Monday morning. As a result. a dense fog advisory will remain in place for the area until 8:00 a.m. The impacted areas are along the coast, just south of Point Conception down to Carpinteria and Summerland. Drivers should expect some dense fog through the morning commute, with the possibility of visibility to reach 1/4 mile or less.

Another air quality warning will be in effect through the 2 o'clock hour, likely as a result of the smoke drifting into the area from wildfires burning in Southern California. Those with health conditions irritated by the particulate matter from fires should heed caution.

Getting through the morning commute will be chilly. Morning temperatures for the inland valleys will still stay close to the 30s through at least 8:00 a.m., while the coastal regions could be right around the 40s. The afternoon daytime highs will be mild and seasonal. Maximum temperatures for the inland valleys will sit right around the mid-80s with the coastal valleys trailing and closer to the upper 70s. For the cooler weather, head to the coast. Daytime highs will mostly be right around the upper 60s, plus, there could be some marine clouds that stick around through the early afternoon for the south coast.