Marine clouds keeping the Central Coast mild for one more day then some will see temps jump Thursday

Cuesta Peak camera early Tuesday
Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 20:44:43-04

The Central Coast is currently experiencing a deep marine layer. This means the vertical extent of marine cooled air is tall enough to bring cooler air into interior valleys. In fact, we could even see some early clouds in the interior valleys Wednesday before the sun comes out for another mild day.

At beaches, clouds continue to be stubborn or retreat just offshore. Coastal valleys have seen night and morning clouds with afternoon clearing. No changes there for Wednesday. Beaches will remain in the 60s, coastal valleys in the 70s, with inland valleys in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Changes come quickly Thursday as a ridge of high-pressure backs in from the heat dome over the south-central U.S.

This will primarily increase inland temps but also start to squish down the vertical extent of cooler air. I still like night and morning marine clouds at beaches and coastal valleys and temps will rise there a little but not as dramatic as inland temps which could jump 15 degrees Thursday.

Once inland areas get hot the hot air stays in place thru Saturday with slow cooling Sunday into early next week.