Heat advisory issued for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Counties through Saturday

Posted at 5:22 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 08:22:25-04

The Central Coast, and most of the southwest region of California, is warming up Friday.

A heat advisory will go into effect at 11:00 a.m. Friday and last through Saturday at 6:00 p.m. for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. During this time, daytime highs could reach the mid to upper 80s, however, there will be a few exceptions to this. San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, Solvang and Santa Ynez are all areas expected to reach temperatures in the 90s Friday.

The same high wind warning that has been in place the past two days will remain in effect through 9:00 a.m. Friday. As of 3:47 a.m., wind gusts in Montecito reached speeds of 67 miles per hour. After the warning expires Friday, winds along the south coast will start to trend down and be closer to 10 mph. While San Luis Obispo County won't be under a warning or advisory, windy conditions will prevail. Winds speeds will be around 15-25 mph throughout most of the afternoon and into the evening hours.

Friday will be the warmest day over the next seven-day period but the warm conditions will carry over into the weekend. The offshore flow that will bring intense heat Friday will start to back off Saturday, bringing temperatures down by three to five degrees for most areas but keeping temperatures in the 70s and 80s.