Mostly sunny skies ahead of the holiday as winds begin to increase

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 09:55:23-05

Wednesday will really feel like Fall as daytime highs stay between the low to upper 60s. The air will be crisp and cool throughout the morning drive as lows stay close to the upper 30s for inland valleys and near the 40s for the coastal communities.

By the afternoon, expect sunny skies across the Central Coast. An upper-level trough is moving in over the West Coast, which means daytime highs will be a few degrees cooler. Northerly winds will remain in the forecast Wednesday, increasing by late afternoon to nearly 25 miles per hour for certain locations. By Thanksgiving Day, gusty winds will remain in the forecast and will stay offshore through the end of the week.

Thanksgiving Day will be cool, sunny, and windy. Weather modeling is showing fairly steady wind flow throughout most of the day Thursday. At the same time, a high surf advisory will remain in place from northern San Luis Obispo County to northern Santa Barbara County through Friday morning. From Wednesday afternoon until Friday morning, expect breaking waves from eight to 13 feet.

Looking ahead to the weekend, another warm-up is in store as daytime highs across valley locations could reach the upper 70s, possibly low 80s.