Heat advisory issued as dangerous warming trend gets underway

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 00:26:44-04

Warm temperatures made their return to the Central Coast Sunday, with several areas 5-15 degrees warmer than Saturday.

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Temperatures are going to continue to heat up the rest of the week, elevating fire danger concerns.

Many areas will be in the 90's Monday, with isolated 100 degree areas in interior valleys.

Downslope warming could impact beaches like Pismo and Avila, bringing temperatures to around 90 degrees.

Because of this, a Heat Advisory has been issued through Wednesday for much of the Central Coast, with mountain areas of Santa Barbara County being extended in that warning through Friday.

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Also adding to fire weather concerns, are some northerly wind gusts that could be up to 40 mph in places like the Montecito Hills Sunday night.

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By Monday morning, gusty north east winds will be across the Central Coast but remaining below advisory levels with gusts in the 20-35 mph range.


Small Craft Advisory level winds will continue through Monday.

During this heat event, it's important to remember to stay hydrated, stay indoors when you can, and do what you can to prevent a wildfire from happening.

Have a great week!

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