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Gusty winds, fog early Sunday ahead of sunny afternoon

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 01:35:16-04

It was a nice and clear Saturday afternoon, one like we haven't had for several days now.

We did see some pretty strong wind gusts Saturday afternoon, with places like Refugio seeing gusts close to 50 mph!

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Northerly winds across southern Santa Barbara County are expected Saturday night along with gusty onshore winds.

Sundowner winds are expected to redevelop late this afternoon and evening when wind advisories will be in effect.

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For western portions of Santa Barbara County, gusts are expected to be 30-45 mph from Gaviota to San Marcos Pass.

Small Craft Advisory level winds continue through late Saturday, with a 20-30 percent chance of SCA level winds through Sunday evening.

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Night through morning low clouds and fog will expand into most coastal and lower valley areas by Monday.

Patchy, dense fog will affect coastal waters during night and morning hours into at least Tuesday.

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Onshore flow and upper level trough passage combined to bring around 4-8 degrees of cooling Saturday.

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Temperatures will cool through Monday and then warm again late next week.

Marine layer and stronger onshore flow will bring 2-4 degrees of cooling to coasts and valleys, with little change in the interiors.

Air quality significantly improved Saturday, but air quality forecasts for San Luis Obispo County appear to show the quality dropping back to moderate for Sunday.

Click here for Santa Barbara County's air quality forecast.

Click here for San Luis Obispo County's air quality forecast.

Sunday is expected to be sunny by late morning.

Have a great day!

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