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Hot temperatures expected Wednesday, even along the coast

Sunset over Pismo Beach
Posted at 4:40 AM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 14:13:53-04

Good Morning Central Coast! To kick off our hump day we have very clear conditions across much of the region.

Unlike our typical morning conditions the beaches and coastal valleys are clear while some of the interior valleys contend with tule fog from the Central Valley.

This week has already been a dramatic departure from the gray and cool weekend. Skies have only featured high clouds thus far and with stronger offshore winds expected Wednesday and Thursday. The highest temperatures will likely be in the coastal valleys where there is the perfect balance of offshore winds pushing already warm air to lower elevations. When this happens the air gets compressed and heats up even more!

Temperatures in the Coastal Valleys will be in the upper 80s and some low 90s. Interiors will also be near the same threshold. Beaches will even be well above normal with highs in the 80s.

The high temperatures can cause danger, even this late in the year. Drink plenty of water and be careful spending large amounts of time outside today.

Winds will be a major driving factor of these temps with 10-20mph sustained wind with gusts above that creating warmer conditions. Thursday looks similar but not quite as strong on the winds 5-15mph and likely turning back onshore a little earlier, like 11am which would result in slightly cooler temps.

Other than that, temps do dip Thursday and Friday but the weekend cooldown looks much deeper with a low-pressure system and cold front pushing through. Maybe a sprinkle with the frontal passage but with several days of offshore winds we are starting with dry winds that will limit storm creation. Temps look to recover into the 70s for most early next week (beaches in the 50s and 60s).

Have a great day Central Coast!