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Gusty and chilly conditions stick around to kick off the week

North coast cold beach
Posted at 4:29 AM, May 09, 2022

Good Morning Central Coast! Grab that coffee and hold onto your hats today as it is going to be a windy and chilly start to the week. More gusts are expected through the day getting substantially faster as we head into the evening.

The consistent offshore gusts we have faced recently are also pushing substantially cooler air into the region highs today will struggle to even reach the 60s in much of our communities aside from the interior valleys that will be slightly warmer.

The chilly weather and gusts ahas prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high wind advisory for portions of the Santa Barbara County south coast. That will go into effect from 3PM Monday through 3AM Tuesday. Sustained winds 20-30mph are expected with gusts upwards of 50 mph possible.

Tuesday and Wednesday will have similar chilly and gusty conditions but by Thursday the pattern will change substantially. The strong winds will diminish and allow for some offshore winds at the surface to significantly warm temperatures. That will be felt most in the interior valleys where upper 90s are once again possible by Sunday. 80s are likely elsewhere to close out the weekend.

What a difference a week will make. Today the Paso Robles area will struggle to reach the mid 60s despite the average high being near 80 for this time of the year. By the weekend we will be on the opposite side of that coin with highs in the upper 90s (well above normal). Even into next week the well above normal temperatures are going to stick around.

Have a great day Central Coast! Be sure to keep that extra layer handy for a few more days.