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Gusty northwesterly winds in the forecast through the start of the weekend

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Posted at 5:35 AM, May 13, 2020

High pressure is redeveloping over the state, which means temperatures are gradually increasing and northwesterly winds will be gusty through the overnight hours.

Parts of the inland valleys in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties will start out cloudy Wednesday morning, but these areas will be replaced by a mostly sunny afternoon.

Temperature-wise, high pressure is rebuilding over the state which means temperatures are gradually starting to increase. Daytime highs along the coast will range from the low to upper 60s, while the coastal valleys will be closer to the upper 60s and mid-70s. Most temperatures across the inland valleys will reach the low to mid-70s Wednesday, but by the weekend these inland communities will be closer to the 80s.

Northwesterly winds will be a main factor in the forecast through early Saturday. As of 5:09 a.m., wind gusts in Gaviota reached 45 miles per hour. While the Central Coast is anticipating breezy afternoons and evenings, the south coast will likely have gusty winds well into the overnight hours. Areas across San Luis Obispo County will also have gusty wind conditions that could reach 40 mph.

By the end of the weekend, daytime highs will start to trend down as a cold front sweeps over the area. This front will also bring the chance for rain Sunday night.