Offshore flow will make Tuesday the warmest day of the week

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Mar 31, 2020

Dry northwesterly flow across the area will bring warmer daytime highs to the Central Coast Tuesday. As locals are getting their morning started, those along the coast and within the coastal valley regions can expect mostly clear skies, however, parts of the inland valley communities will start out with cloudy and foggy skies that will be followed by a clear afternoon.

Northwesterly winds will be a main factor in the forecast Tuesday. Throughout the morning, winds will be fairly mild and calm, but by late morning and through most of the afternoon, wind gusts could reach 25-35 miles per hour. This warm offshore flow will result in warmer temperatures that could get close to the upper 70s.

The coastal regions will be right around the upper 60s to low 70s, while the coastal valleys will be closer to the mid-70s. Some of the inland valley communities will be closer to the mid-70s, but areas like Santa Ynez and Solvang could be just shy of 80 degrees.

Daytime highs will start to trend down by Wednesday, and by the weekend there will bring another opportunity for scattered showers and cooler daytime highs.