Dry conditions and warmer daytime highs remain in the forecast as offshore flow continues

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 10:06:42-05

The second day of December will start out with cool morning lows from the 30s across most inland valley locations before temperatures climb to the 60s and 70s by the afternoon.

Northeasterly winds will continue through the morning hours before a possible shift out of the northwest by the afternoon. During the afternoon, wind speeds could reach 15-25 miles per hour, and as a result, the northwesterly flow could result in the return of the marine layer Wednesday night through Thursday morning. It's important to note that although the sunny skies and warmer temperatures may feel pleasant, the Central Coast remains in an abnormally dry state, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. As a result, this means vegetation and soil are dry and fire danger remains a concern.

By Wednesday afternoon, daytime highs at the coast will range from the mid-60s to low 70s while most valley locations will range from the mid-60s to upper 70s.

At the coast, a high surf advisory will go into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday and last until 10 p.m. Friday as breaking waves range from 10-14 feet. The advisory will cover San Luis Obispo County's and northern Santa Barbara County's coastline.