Inland valley temperatures stay hot Thursday before cooling begins Friday

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Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 04, 2020

The low pressure system that is still rotating off the coastline of Southern California will start to make some movement Thursday. As a result, it will bring some cloudy and foggy skies to the south coast and northern Santa Barbara County through late morning.

Daytime highs will vary from the beaches to the inland valleys Thursday. While there is no heat advisory in place, temperatures for the interior valleys, especially for San Luis Obispo County, will range from the mid-90s to the low 100s. As a reminder, residents in those areas should stay hydrated, stay in cooler, air conditioned rooms, and check on neighbors and relatives.

The coastal valleys will be about five degrees cooler Thursday with temperatures from the upper 70s to the mid-80s and the beaches will have temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Low clouds are expected to move in a northerly direction through the morning and afternoon along the coast, making for a partly cloudy afternoon for the beaches.

South to southeast winds are expected to reach 15-20 miles per hour at their peak for the coastal valleys and beaches Thursday, and it will actually be a fairly breezy afternoon for the interior valleys Thursday as southwesterly winds could reach 25 mph through the early evening hours.

As low pressure moves in a northeasterly direction Friday, daytime highs will be cooler, skies will be cloudy, and there will be a chance for rain. Drizzle is possible along the south coast early Friday morning and by Saturday morning there will be a 20% chance of rain across the rest of the Central Coast before 11:00 a.m.