Mostly clear skies with slightly warmer temperatures Thursday

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Posted at 4:22 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 09:47:23-05

It's going to be a fairly mild day for the Central Coast Thursday, but temperatures are trending up by about four degrees.

While morning winds will be coming from the northeast, there will be a northwest shift by the afternoon which will aid in warming up daytime highs to the mid-60s to low 70s for the coastal valleys and low to mid-60s for the beaches and inland valley communities. The northwesterly winds will be mild to moderate with wind speeds peaking at 20 miles per hour. Weather models are indicating that the breezy conditions will be focused over most coastal and inland valley communities across both counties.

With the exception of some morning fog that could develop over the inland valleys in northern San Luis Obispo County, skies will be mostly clear throughout the morning drive and into the afternoon.

There won't be much changing in temperatures Friday, but a cold front will move over the region Saturday, which will result in cloudy skies, cooler temperatures, and a chance of morning drizzle and mist.

More changes are expected Sunday as high pressure will start to build off the coast, resulting in a warm-up. Daytime highs across the central coast will trend up Sunday through Tuesday. By the start of next week, most communities will reach temperatures between the upper 60s and mid-70s.