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Mostly cloudy skies, gusty winds develop Monday afternoon

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 09:36:05-05

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy this President's Day with daytime highs in the low to mid 60s for most Central Coast locations.

Beaches will be mostly overcast with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Winds will be 10-15 mph with gusts possible up to 25 mph.

Coastal valleys can expect similar wind conditions and slightly warmer temperatures in the low to mid 60s.

Inland valleys will be in the low 60s with light winds 5-10mph, except for deep interior locations like California Valley and Cuyama where winds will be 15-20 mph with locally stronger gusts.

Onshore flow will strengthen Monday afternoon. A wind advisory is in place for the Santa Barbara County mountains through Tuesday night. North winds will be 20-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

As the winds develop, skies will become more clear Tuesday. By Wednesday, winds shift more offshore and we'll begin a gradual warming trend.

A high surf advisory is in place for Central Coast beaches through Wednesday morning. A large building swell will produce breaking waves 9-13 ft. and local sets to 16 ft.