Central Coast residents are waking up to some wet conditions Thursday morning. These conditions are a direct result of the monsoon moisture and cloud mass that's stretching over Southern California. Continuing into the late morning, commuters can expect dense fog in the coastal valleys and along the beaches through 11 a.m. Weather models are showing that afternoon skies will be mostly clear with mostly stratus and high level clouds.
As far as temperatures go, it will be much cooler at the coast compared to the inland communities. Daytime highs at the beaches will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s with warmer conditions in Avila Beach. As for the coastal valleys, not much will change in these areas Thursday as peak temperatures will continue to be from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.
Scorching afternoon highs will still be a factor for the inland valleys. From San Miguel to Cuyama, residents can expect temperatures to be from the mid-90s to the low 100s through Friday. The trough of low pressure centered over the northwest will move in over the west coast by Saturday and push the ridge over the four corners to the south. This will provide some relief from the heat for the inland valley communities through the early start of next week.