Gusty winds expected this weekend into early next week

atascadero lake
Posted at 5:08 PM, May 02, 2020

Gusty north winds and clear, blue skies will continue this weekend into early next week.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Santa Barbara County until 6 a.m. Sunday. North winds from 20-30 MPH and gusts up to 50 MPH are expected near the south coast and mountains.

This could cause downed power lines and trees as winds are expected to gradually get stronger each day.

Also in Santa Barbara County, a Gale Warning is in place until 3 a.m. Monday. Northwesterly winds 20-30 knots with gusts up to 40 are forecasted for the outer waters.

A Gale Watch is in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday for the outer waters of San Luis Obipso County stretching from Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal. Here we could see northwest winds 20-25 knots with gusts up to 35.

We could see waves 7 to 11 feet when conditions are the worst.

The marine layer will mostly be absent, but could bring some overnight fog to the coast. Otherwise, skies should be clear.

As far as temperatures go, there will be a slight cooling as we head into Sunday, but a ridge of high pressure builds Monday into Tuesday.

Daytime highs: mid to upper 60's at the beaches, low 70's for the coastal valleys, and upper 70's for the interiors.