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Fog will blanket the Central Coast Thursday morning, but the afternoon will be mostly clear

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Posted at 4:18 AM, Feb 20, 2020

The fog is back Thursday morning and it will linger through the morning commute. The foggy skies will stretch from the beaches to the coastal valleys and into the Santa Ynez Valley. As offshore flow increases into the afternoon hours, clouds and fog will also start to mix out making for a mostly sunny afternoon.

Northwesterly winds will be breezy at times Thursday, with potential for gusts to reach 20 miles per hour. Daytime highs will still be on the warmer side, ranging from the mid to upper 60s along the coast, and the upper 60s to low 70s for the coastal and inland valley regions.

The rain chances for the weekend are looking a little more promising. The system that will predominantly be over Southern California Friday could bring precipitation to the Central Coast as early as Friday night. Rain chances are around 30-40% for Saturday morning for the Central Coast, but the amount of rainfall the area receives could be small. Right now, rainfall amounts will only be around 0.25'' for the Central Coast.