Patchy, dense fog expected through 10 a.m.

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Posted at 5:03 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 09:59:19-05

The fog is dense over parts of the Central Coast Wednesday morning. Satellites are indicating that fog is most dense over the inland valleys in San Luis Obispo County and over Lompoc and Vandenberg in Santa Barbara County.

The foggy conditions are expected to mix out by 10 a.m. and as the afternoon nears, gusty winds are expected to develop. For west-facing beaches, northerly winds could reach 30 miles per hour, while coastal valleys, the south coast, and inland valleys will have wind speeds up to 25 mph.

Daytime highs will be right around average, with coastal valleys staying between the low to mid-60s, and inland valleys tapering off to the 50s. Along the coast, temperatures are expected to stay between the mid-50s and low 60s.

High pressure is going to build off the west coast Thursday, which will generate some locally gusty winds throughout the morning. It's possible that wind gusts Thursday morning could peak at 50 mph.

The weekend will be slightly warmer as daytime highs are expected to reach the mid-60s to low 70s and skies will be mostly clear.