Friday will start out with patchy fog, followed by a mostly sunny afternoon

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 09:01:49-04

Daytime highs will gradually return to seasonal averages over the weekend ahead. This means the inland valleys will range from the upper 80s to the mid-90s, with much warmer conditions expected across the deep interiors, like California Valley, Shandon, and San Miguel. For the coastal valleys, temperatures will range from the low 70s up to the low 80s. As for the beaches, expect cooler but favorable temperatures from the mid to upper 60s.

The morning fog will be patchy from the coast to the coastal valleys throughout the morning, but models indicate that most of it will mix out by late morning. Through the weekend, onshore flow will continue to decrease each day, making it difficult for clouds to reach the inland valleys in the morning, with the exception of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Wind speeds will be mild to start out Friday, close to 10 miles per hour, but from the late afternoon through early evening, winds could gust up to 20 mph.

As high pressure starts to build Sunday, temperatures will continue to stay warm through the start of next week, particularly for the inland valleys.