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Foggy and smoky conditions continue, temps warm up a bit Friday

Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 02:30:05-04

Foggy and smoky conditions look to continue Friday with improving air quality this weekend for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Night through morning low clouds will impact coastal valleys and beaches through the middle of next week and could prompt another Dense Fog Advisory Friday morning.

The marine layer lets up a bit during the afternoon, but lingers along the coast.

The fog mixed with thick smokey skies is expected to continue today into tomorrow as N and NW winds pick up thus importing smoke layers into southwestern CA from the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, the Creek Fire near Fresno and North Complex Fire near Oroville.

An upper level ridge along and off the coast today will linger and bring a slight warming trend into this weekend.

Daytime highs across the inland valleys Friday are looking to hit low 90's while the coastal valleys will mostly be in the low-80s. At the coast, the marine layer could influence daytime highs and keep temperatures capped right around the low to upper-60s.

The smoke that is in the atmosphere could actually hinder temps from reaching their potential.