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High surf expected to get even stronger Sunday

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 01:48:26-05

It was a pretty nice day for the Central Coast Saturday.

While temperatures warmed a few degrees in coastal valleys, temperatures along the Santa Barbara County south coast cooled over 10 degrees from Friday afternoon.

Some gusty winds were recorded Saturday afternoon, with areas like Mt. Lowe seeing gusts aroind 50 mph!

Advisory level winds are expected across L.A. and Ventura counties Sunday, while less widespread breezy winds are expected across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Offshore flow keeps coastal areas stratus free, but a northeast flow may generate some clouds for interior valleys Sunday.

The big story is some strong and large waves that are on the way.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect until Tuesday morning, but waves could reach warning levels by Sunday afternoon.

Large surf of 12 to 18 feet with dangerous rip currents through Monday night. The surf will approach warning levels Sunday afternoon through early Monday, with surf of 18 to 22 feet possible.

During times of high tide, beach erosion and minor coastal flooding are likely. Additional high surf is likely to arrive Tuesday into Wednesday.

A high pressure ridge is expected to strengthen through Friday, bring warmer temperatures that could potentially break records.

Have a great weekend!