Dense fog advisory issued through 9 a.m. for central coast cities

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 09:55:05-05

A dense fog advisory is in place for the central coast Monday morning. The advisory is set to expire at 9 a.m. and will impact coastal communities from northern San Luis Obispo County to northern Santa Barbara County. Drivers should be prepared to increase following distance, especially while driving on Highways 1 and 101 and State Route 246.

The foggy conditions will gradually clear through the late morning into the afternoon, but temperatures are expected to stay slightly below normal with the exception of the interior valleys where temperatures could reach the upper 60s. Across most coastal valleys, maximum temperatures are expected to stay around the low to mid-60s while some beach communities could struggle to get past the low 60s.

Southeasterly winds will be fairly mild and without a significant push, the fog and cloud cover will take their time to mix out.

Looking ahead to Thursday, there is a chance of rain in the forecast. The GFS is currently showing an upper-level trough will swing over the area Thursday evening through Friday morning. While this system is not going to bring a lot of rain, rainfall potential sits at .10''-0.50'' for the area. As the event nears there will be more details on the specifics of this rain event.