High surf advisory in effect at the coast as daytime highs stay above average

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 09:07:12-05

Another day of above seasonal temperatures is in the forecast for the central coast. Although it won't be as warm, daytime highs will continue to trend up to the 70s for the valley and coastal regions.

Temperatures at the coast will range from the mid-60s to mid-70s, coastal valleys will stay close to the low to mid-70s, and inland valleys will have a mix of 60s and 70s.

At the coast, a high surf advisory will remain in place through 8 p.m. for beaches from northern Santa Barabra County to northern San Luis Obispo County. Wave heights are expected to range from eight to 12 feet.

Northwesterly winds will really start to develop Wednesday, particularly along the south coast in Santa Barbara County. A northerly gradient will bring gusty sundowners to the south coast that will likely bring wind speeds upwards of 35 miles per hour, which will prompt a wind advisory.

The warmer weather is expected to stick around through Friday before temperatures return to seasonal averages.