High pressure will keep daytime highs in the 60s and 70s Friday

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Posted at 4:12 AM, Jan 24, 2020

A ridge of high pressure over the state is keeping daytime highs on the warmer side and slightly above average.

Throughout the morning commute, drivers can expect temperatures in the 40s and 50s with partly cloudy skies. Dense fog was also being reported early Friday morning for the inland valley communities across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, but that will clear out by late morning.

As temperatures rise to the upper 60s for the beaches and inland valleys, and low to mid-70s for the coastal valleys Friday afternoon, some high clouds will move through the area making for a mostly sunny afternoon. A steady breeze will be consistent from the morning hours until the evening hours with sustaining winds from 15-25 miles per hour. While most of the winds will be below advisory level, it's possible the south coast region in Santa Barbara County could see more gusty conditions through Friday night.

A high surf advisory will be in place Friday night through Sunday for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties as breaking waves have the potential to reach 13 feet over the weekend.

The warmer conditions will carry-over for Saturday, but a weak trough will move in over the area early Sunday that will bring cloudy skies and a 10 to 20 percent chance of rain Sunday morning. If it does rain, totals will be light, The rain will be followed by gusty wind conditions that could reach advisory levels in Santa Barbara County.