High surf advisory, warning in place along the coast

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Posted at 4:30 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 09:43:52-05

The large breaking waves continue for the Central Coast Monday. San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County Central Coast beaches will remain under a high surf warning through 3 p.m. as breaking waves are expected to range from 15 to 21 feet with local sets up to 23 feet.
For the south coast region, a high surf advisory is in effect through 1 a.m. Tuesday for breaking waves building from six to nine feet. As a result of the warning and the advisory, a coastal flood advisory will remain in place for these coastal regions through 11 a.m. as flooding of parking lots, beaches, and walkways remain a possibility.

Daytime highs for the coast and inland valleys will remain in the 60s Monday, while the coastal valleys will fluctuate between the upper 60s and low 70s. Santa Lucia winds are also back in the forecast for the evening and morning hours, resulting in some gusty wind conditions. As of 4 a.m., wind gusts were peaking close to 25 miles per hour between San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. These winds will taper off through the afternoon and shift out of the northwest.

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