Morning low clouds and cooler temperatures back in the forecast Thursday

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Posted at 4:20 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 09:05:19-05

It will be a fairly cloudy and foggy commute for the Central Coast Thursday morning. The marine layer and low clouds are covering most of the coastlines and conditions could stay that way through early afternoon. By the afternoon for the coastal and inland valleys, high clouds will linger over the area making for a partly cloudy day.

Daytime highs are starting to trend down Thursday, with inland and coastal valleys staying close to the upper 60s and low 70s. For the beaches, temperatures are tapering off and will be closer to the low to mid-60s range. Friday's forecast will be similar to Thursday's with the exception of more cooling by two to five degrees.

Some wind models are suggesting a breezy day for the Central Coast. Locals can expect winds to range from 15 to 25 miles per hour through Thursday night. The more wind prone areas will be north of Point Conception.

Looking ahead to the weekend, a weak upper-level trough will swing over Northern California Saturday bringing a cold front along with it. There is a chance for drizzle Saturday morning and increase rain chances from the afternoon into the evening hours. Cooler daytime highs in the 50s and 60s will be common throughout most of the weekend. This system is still looking light, with rain totals below .5'' but there is a much better chance for rain for the start of next week.