High temps in the interior valleys near heat advisory criteria

Sunshine over the Central Coast
Posted at 4:36 AM, Aug 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-15 15:53:02-04

Good Morning Central Coast!

As we kick off our Monday here is what to expect. There is very typical cloud cover for the coastal valleys and western beaches this morning as the marine layer sticks around.

Thankfully visibility will not be impacted too severely.

Heat continues to be the main character for the forecast once again, interior valley temperatures are teetering on the verge of needing a heat advisory with day-time highs pushing into triple digits all week long. Just a little farther inland those advisories have already been issued.

I would not be surprised if heat advisories are issued in the interior valleys of the Central Coast over the day today into the rest of this week. Extreme heat and moderate humidity will stick around through Thursday before backing off a little for the weekend.

In this heat there is something that we don't see that often of note... the humidity. The monsoon that is still bringing record rainfall to portions of Nevada and Arizona will bring us a little more moisture as well. It is not going to come in the form of rain but instead as some more water vapor in the air. This will in turn raise dew point and make it feel even warmer than normal. This is because with more humidity in the air less evaporation happens on our skin, taking away our main way of cooling down. More humidity will mean more sweat that has no where to go and thus warmer "feels like temps"

Advisory or not, stay hydrated over this week in the interior valleys, it is going to be a hot one.

Moving toward the coast, temperatures are cooler yet definitely still feeling like summer. Coastal Valleys, will be in the lower 80's and beaches will mainly sit in the upper 60's and low 70s.

Overnight lows will be pretty mild mainly in the low to mid 60's. The interiors will still be much warmer than normal in terms of overnight lows.

Highs will stay warm along the coast through Wednesday before cooling off, that switch will take longer to get to the interior valleys though. For them cooler weather is expected by the weekend.

Have a great day Central Coast!