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Gusty winds, warm daytime highs continue Tuesday

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Posted at 5:22 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 09:02:11-04

Offshore flow and sunny skies will bring the heat this week. Daytime highs at the coast will range from the mid-60s to the low 80s, with warmer temperatures in Pismo Beach. For the coastal valleys, temperatures will vary from the 70s to the 80s, while the inland valleys will be 70s and 80s. Solvang is an exception and could break 90 degrees Tuesday.

A high wind watch will go into effect Tuesday night for the south coast, mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County. During this time, northerly winds have the potential to reach 60 miles per hour at their peak in the overnight hours. The watch will expire at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.

For San Luis Obispo County, although not under a watch or advisory, winds will still be breezy and at times gusty. Northerly winds along the coast and in the coastal valleys will be right around 10-20 miles per hour, with wind gusts from 25-35 mph. These breezy conditions will carry over through Wednesday before winds taper off by the end of the week.

Temperatures will continue to trend up through Friday, bringing daytime highs for the inland valleys at or right around the low 90s.