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Hard Freeze Warning, Freeze Warning in effect through 8 a.m. Monday

Posted at 5:15 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 10:01:26-05

A cold air mass is bringing below-average temperatures and clear skies to the area through Wednesday.

A freeze warning and hard freeze warning is in effect for the Santa Ynez Valley and inland valleys in San Luis Obispo County through 8 a.m. Monday as morning temperatures drop to the mid-20s and low 30s. The cold overnight lows will continue Tuesday and freeze watches have been issued in the same areas as sub-freezing temperatures are expected back in the forecast. It's important to take precautions when it comes to caring for livestock, pets, vegetation, and crops, which could be severely impacted by the freezing temperatures.

A high surf advisory will remain in place through 4 p.m. Monday from northern San Luis Obispo County to the coastline of northern Santa Barbara County. Peak waves are expected to range from 8-12 feet during this time.

As for daytime highs, they will be below average. Inland valley communities will range from the low 50s to the mid-60s, while most coastal valleys and beaches will be closer to the upper 50s and low 60s. Winds will be shifting out of the northwest by the afternoon but are expected to be mild to moderate and range from 10-20 miles per hour.

The cooler temperatures continue through the end of the week. A trough of low pressure is expected to sweep over the area Thursday and Friday bringing a slight chance of showers to the Central Coast.