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Foggy start to the week but afternoon temperatures could remain above average through mid-week

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Sep 28, 2020

The marine layer is back at the coast Monday morning but it's also seeping into parts of the Santa Ynez Valley. As morning commuters head out the door, there's a possibility they might need to use their windshield wipers due to a chance of drizzle out on local roads.

By the afternoon, the marine layer could be stubborn to clear as gentle to moderate southwesterly winds remain in place at the coast. If this happens, temperatures may need to trend down by a few degrees for the peak daytime high. Otherwise, area beaches will have a mix of 60s and 70s Monday.

As for the coastal and inland valleys, expect much warmer temperatures in the 80s, 90s, and low 100s Monday. The warmer temperatures will continue through at least Thursday as a ridge of high pressure steepens over Canada, which will result in an increase in offshore flow for the Central Coast.

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Winds will be fairly mild Monday, mostly ranging from five to 15 miles per hour and shifting out of the northwest and southwest. These gentle winds could actually be what helps keep most of the coastline foggy through at least the late morning.