High surf expected through Wednesday, temps look to reach 80's mid-week

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 12, 2021

Large breaking waves continue through Wednesday with mild conditions before a big temperature warm-up Thursday and Friday.

The High Surf Advisory for the west facing beaches in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties is set to expire Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Waves could reach 12 to 18 ft. with max local sets of 20 ft. Dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding are possible. A Beach Hazard Statement has been issued for the south coast until Wednesday night.

High clouds from the tail end of a strong Pacific storm look to stick around until early Wednesday and then it's mostly clear skies through early next week.

A slight warming will happen starting Wednesday as high pressure builds. Then temperatures jump up to as much as 20 degrees above the seasonal norm Thurs/Fri.

With this warming, we could see some new records set as a few places like coastal valleys look to reach mid to 80's.

Tomorrow, daytime highs are expected to reach upper 60's to low 70's at the beach, mid-70's for coastal valleys and upper 60's to low 70's inland.

Periods of gusty north to northeast winds are expected in the evening and morning hours, but at this point are sub-advisory.