Heat advisory issued as temperatures continue to climb

Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 02:41:31-04

The Central Coast is continuing to heat up - especially in our interior valleys.

Temperatures in the afternoon hours are trending 5-12 degrees above normal, with valley temperatures in the 90's to 102.

A heat advisory has been issued because of these high temperatures, expiring Sunday night. This comes as many places are going to be even hotter Sunday!


In addition to the heat advisory, we have a small craft advisory in place until Monday at 3 A.M. Along with some of the strong wind gusts causing the advisory, is the likelihood of sundowner winds in southern Santa Barbara County.

These sundowner winds could be weak to moderate gusts, with places like Gaviota seeing wind gusts up to 35 mph.

The heat and strong winds are contributing to fire weather concerns, with the chance of minimum humidities ranging from 10-20% in interior valleys, meaning very little moisture could be in the air.


We still have some persistent low clouds that will hang around in the morning and evening hours through Wednesday.

Mid-week we are anticipating a cool down, briging temperatures back to more seasonal levels.

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Don't forget your sunscreen!