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Hot temps inland continue until the end of the week while much of the rest of the Central Coast is mild

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 17:56:05-04

The Central Coast is offering up huge temperature contrasts now thru the end of the week.

Inland heat remains on with more days 100-plus expected thru Friday. Beaches will see plenty of marine clouds which may be stubborn to clear everywhere.

Coastal valleys will experience some night and morning marine clouds with afternoon clearing thru the end of the week as well.

The Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles kicks off today with some very warm temps for highs, but remember temps are rarely at peaks for long periods of time. The evening concert weather looks very nice when temps drop back into the 80s and ultimately the 70s.

The upcoming forecast for the fair call for hot temps thru Friday with weekend relief but temps again getting hot potentially for the second half of next week.

The same evolution on temps takes place at beaches and coastal valleys as well but the ups and downs are all muted somewhat by marine influence.

The reason for all of this is the jet stream ridge over California. This stays in place into the weekend but weakens over the weekend into early next week.

We are also experiencing some high clouds pushing in from the summer monsoon. It looks like rain potential stays to our east. We saw a few drops Monday but this is certainly not the kind of activity that will help the drought, in fact Monday we couldn’t even get measurable amounts.

The 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center continues to call for warm and dry conditions. Late in the month I think the story may be big heat in the PacNW.