Offshore flow, high pressure aloft will keep skies mostly clear and daytime highs above average Monday

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:18:26-05

It's going to be another unseasonably warm day for the central coast as high pressure aloft builds over the eastern Pacific and offshore flow continues. This means that most daytime highs will be reaching the 70s, with peak temperatures from the upper 60s to mid-70s along the coast and over inland valleys, and from the low to upper 70s over coastal valleys.

As a result of the offshore flow, expect mostly clear skies from the morning into the evening hours. Northeasterly winds will likely peak around 35 miles per hour across coastal valley locations and up to 25 mph along the coast, especially for west-facing beaches.

These conditions will remain fairly consistent through Wednesday when the eastern pacific high moves in a northward direction. By then, north to northwesterly winds will strengthen over the region and bring temperatures back to near-seasonal averages.

There remains to be no precipitation in the seven-day period and looking ahead to the first week of March, conditions will remain dry.