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Gusty winds Monday morning prompt advisory

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Posted at 5:03 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:03:36-05

Strong winds are blowing across the Central Coast Monday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties through 9 a.m.

In San Luis Obispo County, expect north to northeast winds 15-30 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

In Santa Barbara County, winds with be N-NE 15-30 mph with gusts 35-50 mph. Winds will be strongest through the Refugio Pass, San Marcos Pass and in the hills above Montecito.

The strong winds will help keep skies clear. Expect plenty of sunshine across the region Monday, aside from inland locations starting the day somewhat overcast.

A high surf advisory is in effect for west and northwest facing beaches on the Central Coast until 10 a.m. Expect large breaking waves of 8-11 ft.

Beaches will have daytime highs in the mid-60s Monday. Coastal valleys will reach upper-60s and low-70s. The Santa Ynez Valley will warm into the low-70s Monday but inland valley locations of northern SLO County such as Paso Robles and Atascadero will remain in the low 60s.

A trough arrives Wednesday night and brings a very slight chance of rain Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip down several degrees through the end of the week.