Another day of clear skies and below-average temperatures will result in a chilly afternoon for the Central Coast.
To start, a frost advisory is in place through 9 a.m. for coastal regions from San Luis Obispo County to northern Santa Barbara County as morning temperatures linger around 34 degrees.
A freeze warning is in place until 9 a.m. over the Santa Ynez Valley and Cuyama Valley due to sub-freezing temperatures. Over the inland valleys of SLO County, a hard freeze warning will also expire at 9 a.m. as morning lows dip to nearly 25 degrees. These inland valleys could experience wind chill values as low as 20 degrees throughout the morning. With the cold morning temperatures, it's important to remind the community that vegetation, crops, livestock, and pets can be severely harmed as a result.
By the afternoon, daytime highs will be right around the 50s and 60s for most of the Central Coast. The warmest temperatures will likely be over San Luis Obispo and Solvang, but even those cities will only reach the mid-60s.
Looking ahead to Wednesday, morning temperatures won't be as cold but by Thursday morning a trough will swing over the area, which could result in a chance of rain for the Central Coast, particularly areas north of Point Conception. By Friday, there's a 20-30% chance that areas south of Point Conception could receive light rainfall. Not all models are lining up with this rain chance, but there should be a better indication by Wednesday.