A weak ridge of high pressure is developing over the west coast Thursday, starting what will be a three-day streak of warmer daytime highs.
The intense offshore flow from Wednesday has since diminished and there are no advisories in place as a result of these calmer conditions. Still, 15-30 mile per hour winds will be in the forecast through early Friday morning.
With the combination of offshore flow and high pressure, daytime highs for the Central Coast will warm by about three to six degrees Thursday. The coastal valleys will be right around the low 70s Thursday, while the beaches and inland valleys will be closer to the mid to upper 60s.
Commuters will have a mostly clear drive Thursday morning in the coastal regions, but foggy skies will continue to blanket over the inland valleys through the morning commute.
The high pressure is expected to hold over the weekend and bring the heat through Saturday, which will be the warmest day of the week.