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.
9/10/20: #AirQuality is fcstd 2B GOOD across #SLOCounty. We may experience similar skies to yesterday, this is likely due to high level smoke (not at ground level). Updated conditions at https://t.co/OQ2L33Kyfm. pic.twitter.com/UzzZaMOAiM— SLOCleanAir (@SLOCleanAir) September 10, 2020
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.
Here's a high res model smoke forecast through tonight. Colors represent amount of smoke in a vertical column from the surface. The forecast goes out in 1-hr steps through later tonight. A pretty solid blanket of smoke over Cali to stick around for a while. #CAwx #CAFires2020 pic.twitter.com/4MLkPapwDt— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 10, 2020
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.
Today and tomorrow’s #airquality forecast is Good/Green for all of #SantaBarbaraCounty. Although smoke is hovering over California, it is expected to stay high above the county over the next few days. If you smell smoke, take precautions & stay indoors. pic.twitter.com/g3N6nCbjMv— Santa Barbara County APCD (@OurAirSBC) September 10, 2020
The smoke that is in the atmosphere could actually hinder temps from reaching their potential.