Partly cloudy skies Tuesday will be followed by above-average daytime highs

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Posted at 4:23 AM, Feb 23, 2021

Offshore flow is turning onshore Tuesday, which means temperatures will warm up slightly across the central coast.

For the morning drive, expect mid-to-high level stratus clouds that will likely mix out by the afternoon. Coupled with the stratus will be some breezy northeasterly winds, mainly across valley locations. Just before 4:15 a.m. winds across San Luis Obispo and near Mt. Lowe were between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Looking ahead to the afternoon, daytime highs will remain above seasonal averages. Along the coast and over inland valleys, expect temperatures to reach the mid-70s. Even warmer temperatures are expected for coastal valleys as daytime highs could peak between the mid to upper 70s.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, winds are expected to increase as a northerly gradient influences strong northerly winds that will bring sundowners to the south coast region through early Thursday morning.