Dense fog advisory issued through the morning commute

Posted at 5:29 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 13:17:18-04

It will be another foggy morning for the Central Coast Friday. A dense fog advisory has once again been issued for the coastal regions in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties through 9 a.m. As a reminder for commuters, low visibility along local Highways 1, 101, and 154 is expected so it's advised drivers use low beams, increase following distance and decrease speed.

Daytime highs across the Central Coast and other parts of California will really depend on the density of the smoke in the atmosphere. The thick smoke could decrease daytime highs by five to ten degrees Friday. Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures will also be trending down due to the smokey skies. With that being said, temperatures along the coast will range from the low to upper 60s Friday, coastal valleys will be in the upper 60s to mid-70s and the inland valleys will range from the upper 70s to the upper 80s.

Air quality across both counties will remain at a moderate level throughout Friday morning, but conditions could change throughout the day.

Northwesterly and northerly winds are expected along the coast and in coastal valleys across San Luis Obispo County with speeds from 10-20 miles per hour. For the inland valleys, westerly and southwesterly winds will continue with wind gusts from 15-20 mph. The south coast region will also have winds shifting out of the northeast for areas like Gaviota with wind speeds up to 20 mph.