Dry and breezy conditions are taking over to start out the last week of February. Aside from patchy morning fog for the inland valleys Monday morning, it will be a mostly sunny day.
Morning temperatures will be in the 40s through 8:00 a.m. Monday for the inland valley communities, and in the 50s for the coastal valleys and beaches.
With the help from offshore flow, there will be about five to ten degrees of warming across the area Monday. Daytime highs for the beaches will be close to the mid to upper 60s, and most of the coastal and inland valleys should reach at least the low 70s.
Northerly winds will generally be around 15 miles per hour Monday, but wind gusts could reach close to 25 mph, which could be the case through late afternoon.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week, the Central Coast is expecting some 80-degree days by Thursday and Friday. Average daytime highs around this time of the year are usually around the low to mid-60s, which means we could see a 15 degree jump for the last week of February.
The next chance of rain is Sunday, but the Central Coast will be dry until then.