Monday will be a cloudy start to the week as upper level flow will stay around a low pressure system sitting off the coast. As of 5:00 a.m. Monday, the satellite radar was picking up the mid to high level clouds sweeping across the Central Coast with some light precipitation off the coastline.
Temperatures at the coast are expected to be mild and close to seasonal averages, with daytime highs from the mid-60s to low 70s. The coastal valleys will be slightly warmer and closer the 70s, while the inland valley communities will have a mix of 70s and 80s.
Breezy northwesterly and southwesterly winds will develop across the Central Coast by the late afternoon. While these winds will be fairly mild for the north coast, wind gusts in the coastal regions of the Five Cities and the south coast could be between 20 and 25 miles per hour. For the south coast region near Gaviota, winds will be breezy for most of Monday, even through the morning commute.
The trend of overnight and morning clouds will continue through Wednesday, and by that time, the inland valleys are expected to have temperatures from the low to upper 90s.