Offshore flow will bring warm temperatures to the Central Coast but big changes are in the forecast by Tuesday

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 10:07:32-05

It is going to be a hot start to the week for the Central Coast and dry warm air brings above-average temperatures to the forecast.

The beaches will range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Monday, while valley locations will be from the mid-80s to the low 90s. In some cases, daytime highs could be 20 degrees above average for this time of the year.

Throughout the morning commute, a wind advisory will remain in place through the 9 o'clock hour for San Luis Obispo County's coastal region. Wind gusts could range from 20-40 miles per hour during that time frame, but even after the advisory expires, the Central Coast will experience windy conditions through Tuesday.

Monday will also be the last day for the beach hazards statement that is in place from northern SLO County to northern Santa Barbara County. Elevated surf will likely be from six to nine feet through late afternoon.

While Monday will be warm, Tuesday will mark the start of a cooldown with a chance of rain. Temperatures are expected to decrease back to the 60s by Tuesday as a cold front moves in over the area. At the same time, a chance of rain is in the forecast with increased chances by Wednesday as a storm stemming from British Columbia strengthens over California, bringing rain to northwestern SLO County with scattered showers over Santa Barbara County. Right now, models are suggesting the rain totals will be under .50''. After the system exits, temperatures are expected to remain seasonal, and in some cases, below average.