Heatwave bringing triple digits inland this week

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 02:33:39-04

The gradual warming trend will continue throughout the Central Coast Sunday and into the week.

Winds are a big concern as well. A wind advisory will be in effect in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria at 6 pm on Sunday and will expire at 6 am on Monday. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 40 to 50 mph mainly west of Goleta and San Marcos pass.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Santa Barbara County mountains and south coast.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur shortly, starting Monday at 6 p.m. lasting until Wednesday morning. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

With the winds and dry air mixture, an excessive heat watch is also set to begin Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening.

A significant heatwave will bring in temperatures to near-record levels.

Very hot temperatures are expected next week, especially inland, peaking Tuesday for the Coast and Wednesday and Thursday inland, with heat-related illness concerns.

Inland temperatures are set to reach triple digits by Wednesday. Paso Robles will be seeing temperatures as high as 108 degrees.

It’s not all bad news though, some cooling is expected near the coast starting on Wednesday. San Luis Obispo will be in the mid to high 80s by Wednesday.