Partly cloudy skies Friday morning will be followed by daytime highs in the 60s and 70s

Posted at 4:22 AM, Feb 07, 2020

Weak upper level ridging over the southwestern portion of the state is bringing warmer temperatures to the Central Coast Friday.

However, the morning commute will come with some low clouds that will clear by the afternoon for the inland and coastal valleys. Morning temperatures are not quite as low as they've been this week and will be closer to the 30s and 40s through the 8 o'clock hour.

By the afternoon, mostly sunny skies will take over for the inland and coastal valleys as temperatures climb to the mid-60s and low 70s. It's possible that some cloud cover could linger along the coast through the afternoon, but maximum daytime highs will be above average by a few degrees and will reach the upper 60s.

Morning northeasterly winds will shift out of the northwest by the afternoon hours, staying close to 15 miles per hour.

There's still an opportunity for light rain Sunday and Monday, but right now, models are indicating that if the Central Coast sees any of it, it will likely be over the southern portion of Santa Barbara County and in the mountains and foothills.