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Gusty winds continue to complicate fire conditions on the south coast

Poppies at Montana De Oro
Posted at 5:58 AM, Mar 14, 2022

Happy Monday Morning Central Coast!
As we kick off the week mild and above average temperatures are continuing to stick around through most of this week ahead of a big change this weekend.

Todays biggest weather story is the wind gusts. For almost everyone winds will be no major concern, that being said gusts along the Gaviota coastline are strong. We will be keeping a very close eye on those gusts.

Over the week week we will see some above normal conditions and a cooldown as we head into the weekend.

It may be a ways out but lets chat about next weekends storm potential...

High pressure will bring some gusty winds Monday but by Tuesday a decaying cold front will dive into the region. This will bring little more than some cloud cover and dense fog but it will prime our atmosphere with a bit more moisture for the weekend.

High pressure will continue to dominate through the end of the week. but then we have a chance for some rain! This will come with a cold front that will plunge south into our region and bring a chance of scattered showers. The system will move out quickly leaving significantly cooler temperatures.

To be honest, a storm this far out is tricky. If the path moves just a little east or west it could chance accumulations drastically. Even in the most generous model solutions this will not be a soaker but hopefully we see at least a little rain this weekend.

I will be keeping a close eye on it and updating every day!

Have a great week Central Coast!