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Partly foggy morning for coastal valleys ahead of a warm day for the inland valleys

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Posted at 5:35 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 10:20:41-04

The Central Coast is waking up to mostly clear skies, but there is some lingering fog across the valleys in Santa Barbara County. Near the Drum Fire in Buellton, foggy skies are fairly widespread, which will mix out by late morning, making for a sunny day in areas around the Santa Ynez Valley.

According to fire officials, the Drum Fire is holding at 600 acres with 10% containment. Throughout the morning, relative humidity will be close to 80%, which means there's a good amount of moisture in the air as crews continue to work towards full containment of the fire. For San Luis Obispo County, skies will be mostly clear Monday morning.

Daytime highs will vary across the Central Coast Monday. Along the coast, temperatures will range from the upper 60s to the mid-70s with warmer daytime highs in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. For the coastal valleys, peak temperatures will reach the 70s and 80s, and the inland valleys will be on the warmer side, ranging from the mid-80s to mid-90s.

Winds will be prevalent across the region, shifting out of the west and northwest throughout the morning hours with fairly mild speeds at or around 10 miles per hour. By the afternoon, breezy conditions will be fairly widespread from the north coast in San Luis Obispo County to the south coast in Santa Barbara County. Wind speeds could reach 20-30 mph through Monday night, but winds have the potential to gust to 40 mph along the Gaviota coastline from 6:00 p.m. to midnight due to sundowner winds.