Excessive Heat Warning will go into effect Friday morning for inland valleys

Posted at 5:33 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 08:33:37-04

The Central Coast will be bracing for a hot Labor Day Weekend. Friday's temperatures will be in the upper 60s to the upper 70s for the beaches, while the coastal valleys will over between the 70s and 80s. A bit of a different story for the inland valleys where an excessive heat warning goes into effect due to triple-digit heat that will start out the Labor Day Weekend. That same warning will cover the beaches and coastal valleys starting Saturday and lasting through Sunday as daytime highs continue to heat up. Dangerously hot temperatures will likely remain in the forecast for the interior valleys through Monday, which is when the advisory is set to expire.

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Please look over the following infographic, detailing how to stay safe during the dangerously hot weekend.

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Where will the best place to beat the heat be? It's looking like it will be local beaches where daytime highs will range from the 70s to the upper 80s. The warm air mass responsible for the heatwave coupled with the weak offshore flow could continue to keep even the minimum temperatures above average through Labor Day Weekend.

Winds will be mild to moderate for the most part with northeasterly winds from 10-20 miles per hour. Again, the offshore flow will keep even the coastal regions from cooling down with some sea breeze.

An air quality alert has also been issued for the inland valley communities across San Luis Obispo County. This is due to nearby wildfires that are burning, which means locals should expect hazy skies through the weekend. Those with pre-existing health conditions may also need to limit time outside.