Heat Advisory for interior valleys expires Sunday evening, temps trending cooler this week

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 02:48:59-04

It was a hot one on the Central Coast Sunday, especially for the interior valleys where triple digits were recorded, but a cool down is on the way.

High pressure in the area will start to weaken Sunday evening resulting in the return of low clouds and fog.

A Heat Advisory for inland communities in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties expires Sunday at 8 p.m.

Temperatures reached 10-15 degrees above normal Sunday, but come Tuesday, day time highs are expected to be 5-10 degrees below the seasonal norm.

On Monday, interior valleys are looking at highs in the low to mid-90's, coastal valleys in the mid to upper-70's, and beaches low to mid-60's.

The marine layer should increase in coverage and expand into the interior valleys by Tuesday.

Dense fog is expected in the morning and evening hours near the coast, but should clear out for the rest of the day this week.

Northwest winds look to pick up Monday night and could impact the Santa Ynez Valley.

Gusty southwest winds will increase inland tomorrow and could reach 25 to 45 MPH in the afternoon and evening hours.

By Thursday or Friday, heat looks to return to the Central Coast, but doesn't look to be as hot as we saw this weekend.