High Surf Advisory expires Tuesday, mild temps ahead before mid-week warm-up

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 03:26:26-05

Large breaking waves continue to take center stage today, but the High Surf Advisory was extended and now expires early Tuesday morning at 1 a.m.

Breaking waves are expected to range 12 to 18 feet with local sets maxing out at 22 feet with dangerous rip currents into Monday evening.

Some high clouds will move into the Central Coast Tuesday, but mostly clear skies will prevail this week through early next week as a strong ridge of high pressure develops.

For Tuesday, daytime highs are expected to hit mid to upper 60's at the beach, upper 60's to low 70's for coastal valleys, and mid 60's inland.

These temperatures drop significantly overnight especially for the interior valleys which could see low 30's.

Temperature-wise, expect some changes by mid-week as an upper high develops. This means daytime highs will be in the 70s and 80s as soon as Thursday which is well above the seasonal norm.

Periods of gusty north to northeast winds are expected, especially Thursday through early next week.

For now, we are seeing a light to moderate offshore flow with north to northeast winds.