Foggy start to the morning before afternoon clearing

Posted at 4:15 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 09:31:55-04

Low clouds and fog are filled in over the Central Coast and Santa Ynez Valley Monday morning. Commuters can expect these conditions to linger through at least 9 a.m. for the coastal valleys, and through about 1 p.m. for much of the coastline.

Northwesterly winds will be breezy at times. Wind gusts will start to increase around 2 p.m. and will last through about 8 p.m. Some areas that could be fairly gusty include, Paso Robles and Santa Ynez, two areas that could have wind gusts close to 25 miles per hour.

Daytime highs for the beaches will be right around the mid to upper 60s, while the coastal valleys will stay close to the mid to upper 70s. The interior valleys and foothills will be right around the 80s Monday, but these conditions will quickly change by the middle of the week. As high pressure starts to develop, daytime highs will soar back into the triple-digits for the inland valleys. Temperatures will back-off slightly by Friday, but looking ahead to the weekend it's possible temperatures will by close to the upper 90s.

Another round of students, teachers and staff are heading back to school Monday. San Luis Coastal Unified School District will kick-off its 2019-2020 school year with a foggy morning and mostly clear afternoon.