One more day of mild conditions before heat dominates the forecast this weekend

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 08:54:21-04

The marine layer continues to be a factor for the Central Coast's coastlines Thursday morning. The foggy conditions will persist along the coast through late morning, followed by gradual clearing going into the afternoon hours. Morning temperatures were pretty close to normal Thursday, staying between the low 50s and low 60s. The forecast for Thursday is going to be fairly consistent with the conditions the area experienced on Wednesday. Daytime highs along the coast will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s, the coastal valleys will have a mix of 70s and low 80s, and the inland valley communities will stay close to the 80s and low 100s. The wind forecast is going to be mild Thursday, with northwesterly and southwesterly winds staying between 10 and 20 miles per hour.

A shift in the weather pattern is still on tap for Friday as high pressure digs into Southern California. This nudge of high pressure will specifically impact the interior valleys by bringing daytime highs eight to 12 degrees above average through Sunday. Triple digits are back in the forecast Thursday for areas like San Miguel, but these scorching temperatures will be more consistent throughout the inland valley locations Saturday and Sunday before tapering off at the start of next week. While the National Interagency Fire Center wildfire forecast for July 2020 has normal conditions for the Central Coast, the concern is still there for the weekend since dry conditions and mild to moderate winds will also be in the forecast.