High pressure over the desert southwest is causing inland valley temperatures to trend up Thursday. For the most part, inland valley communities will be between the low to upper 90s with a few places like San Miguel that could reach 100 degrees.
Thursday morning, commuters can expect a band of fog from northern Santa Barbara County to the north coast in San Luis Obispo County with some of the fog even seeping into parts of the inland valley communities. It's a bit of a different story towards the south coast region where gusty sundowner winds have kept most of the area along the coast clear from any cloud cover. A wind advisory will remain in place from the mountains and foothills to the coast until 6:00 a.m. as wind speeds continue to reach nearly 50 miles per hour. As of 4:09 a.m., Gaviota reached 48 mph.
The coastal valleys and beaches will have fairly average temperatures Thursday with valley locations from the mid-70s to the 80s and the beaches from the mid-60s to the low 70s.
Hurricane Laura made landfall as a category 4 storm early Thursday morning near Cameron, Louisiana. The storm has since been downgraded to a category 2 level, but heavy rain, damaging winds, and strong storm surge continue to be major factors in the trajectory of this storm.