Mostly clear morning to start with sunny skies by the afternoon

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 11:31:12-04

A ridge of high pressure is bringing warmer temperatures to the Central Coast, which means some areas will experience daytime highs above average. Inland valleys across the Central Coast will have temperatures from the mid-90s to low 100s. These hot temperatures will start to taper off Tuesday before they pick back up by the end of the week. Coastal valley regions will also be on the warmer side as peak temperatures will stay close to the mid-70s and mid-80s. Along the coast, most beach cities will have daytime highs close to the low 70s.

Sky conditions will be mostly clear throughout the morning commute with a few exceptions. Northern Santa Barbara County, specifically the Lompoc area and Santa Maria Valley will have foggy conditions throughout the morning before it mixes out by late morning. The afternoon will be clear but the overnight clouds and fog for areas mentioned above will continue through the end of the week.

A wind advisory will go into effect for Santa Barbara County's south coast region, mountains, and foothills Monday at 5 p.m. and last through 3 a.m. Tuesday. During this time, wind gusts could potentially reach 45 miles per hour. For the rest of the Central Coast, northwesterly winds will be breezy and between 10 and 15 mph Monday with the potential to reach 25 mph through the afternoon and early evening hours.

A high surf advisory will remain in place through noon for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County beaches. Breaking waves from eight to 11 feet are expected to diminish throughout the morning ahead of the advisory's expiration.