Temperatures continue to be on the rise for the Central Coast Wednesday. As daytime highs from the beaches to the inland valleys could reach the 80s and 90s, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will go into effect at 10:00 a.m and last until 9:00 p.m. Thursday.
Most of the coastal valley regions will be in the 80s, but it's possible that some of these cities could reach the 90s. For the inland valleys, daytime highs will range from the mid-80s to the low 90s. These warm temperatures will linger into the evening hours before it cools down closer to 9:00 p.m. The hot temperatures in the forecast could result in heat illnesses. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the day, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, check on neighbors and relatives, and never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. For those whose occupations require them to be outside, take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas and wear loose fitted clothing. However, if you or someone is overcome by the heat, immediately move to the shade and cooler area. If heat stroke does occur, dial 911.
A high wind warning remains in effect for the south coast region through 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Overnight wind gusts in areas like Montecito nearly reached 50 miles per hour. After the warning expires, northerly winds will still remain breezy, and at times, gusty, throughout the evening hours. For the rest of the Central Coast, winds will range from 15-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
By the end of the week, temperatures will start to trend down and the marine layer will make a return for the early morning and evening hours.