Mostly clear skies and dry conditions to start off the weekend

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Mar 27, 2020

After a cool, cloudy and rainy week for the Central Coast, conditions are changing Friday.

Morning temperatures for much of the inland valley communities will stay close to the upper 30s and the coastal regions will be right around the 40s. The cooler temperatures will be coupled with some lingering cloud cover, but by the afternoon skies are expected to be mostly sunny.

Daytime highs are slowly starting to trend up but they will still be on the cooler side Friday. Daytime highs for the inland valleys will be closer to the upper 50s, while the coastal regions will have highs near the low to mid-60s range. The exception to this will be the south coast region for areas like Santa Barbara, which could reach 70 degrees Friday. Northwesterly winds will start to increase by the afternoon with the potential for gusts to range from 20-30 miles per hour.

The weekend will be a bit of a mixed bag with sunshine, clouds and the chance for rain. There's about a 20%-40% chance for rain showers Saturday and Sunday. Weather models are showing the rain will be light on Saturday, but by Sunday in the late afternoon the rain could become more widespread. Following the rain chances, the start of next week will be warm and many areas could experience temperatures in the 70s Monday and Tuesday.