Foggy skies persist through the morning commute ahead of a mostly sunny day

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 09:54:41-04

The marine layer is back Tuesday morning for most of the Central Coast. The exception is the south coast region in Santa Barbara County where offshore flow is keeping the fog from lingering at the coast.

San Luis Obispo County is experiencing a foggy and drizzly start to the day over most of the coastal areas. As the morning continues, expect clearing over valley locations and beaches through the early afternoon. Northwesterly winds will remain relatively mild throughout the afternoon hours with the potential for winds to gust up to 15 miles per hour.

Daytime highs along the coast will range from the mid to upper 60s, while coastal valleys will hover between the mid-70s and mid-80s. The inland valleys will be slightly warmer with daytime highs from the 80s and 90s.

A shift in the weather pattern is expected Wednesday night as cyclonic flow and onshore flow will bring cooler temperatures to the area. An upper-level low will travel south over the state and bring even more cooling and a chance of drizzle Thursday through Saturday.