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Dense fog advisory issued Thursday morning

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Posted at 4:21 AM, Dec 12, 2019

A weak frontal system is moving across northern San Luis Obispo County Thursday morning, resulting in dense fog and the possibility of light sprinkles through sunrise.

A dense fog advisory has been issued for the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties through 8:00 a.m. for most of the coastal regions Thursday. As a reminder, drivers should increase their following distance and be sure to turn on low beams. The dense fog will start to let up around 8:00 a.m., which means the Central Coast will be left with a partly cloudy day.

There will be a few degrees of warming across the region Thursday, with daytime highs for the coastal valleys ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s. Back at the coast and in the inland valley communities, maximum daytime highs could be right around the mid to upper 60s.

Northeasterly winds will continue to be a factor in the forecast, with sustaining winds ranging from 15-25 miles per hour at their peak. Some of the breezy conditions could last well into Thursday night for areas like the Santa Ynez Valley.

As waves continue to increase along local coast lines, a high surf advisory will remain in place for both San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County beaches through Monday. During this time, waves could reach six to ten feet at their peak.