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Marine layer returns, warm temperatures for interior valleys Monday

Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 27, 2020

It was another warm afternoon for much of the Central Coast Sunday, as a new warming trend gets underway.

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A high pressure system over the West Coast and light to moderate offshore flow will bring even warmer temperatures this week.

Highs in the triple digits are expected in the valleys Tuesday through at least Thursday.

The stubborn marine layer will keep it cooler at the coast Monday, but more warming is expected Tuesday.

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The marine layer will also add complications to the slow descent of winds towards sea level.

How slow and far down those winds get, will ultimately determine warm-up Monday and Tuesday.

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Offshore flow will be increasing bringing a boost in temperatures Tuesday into Wednesday and the possible development of sundowner winds Tuesday night.

While we are facing extremely warm temperatures, our fire risks are increasing significantly, with low relative humidities and strong wind gusts that could spread a fire easily.

During this time, do your best to prevent a fire from starting, stay hydrated, and stay indoors with air conditioning when possible.

Have a great week!

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