Patchy fog will linger across the coastal regions of San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County through the morning commute Thursday. A dense fog advisory was initially issued for the area through 8 a.m. but expired around 4 a.m. Regardless, drives who do encounter dense fog throughout the morning commute should be sure to have their headlights on, increase following distance and decrease speed as needed.
A high surf advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 10 p.m. Friday for northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Breaking waves are expected to range from 10 to 14 feet during the duration of the advisory.
By the afternoon, mild to moderate northwesterly winds will play a role in the forecast, but most wind speeds will not likely surpass 20 miles per hour. Daytime highs are going to be similar to Wednesday's with the beaches staying close to the mid-60s and the valley locations ranging from the upper 60s to upper 70s. Inland valley areas, like Los Alamos and Solvang, are expected to reach temperatures about 10 degrees above average. A similar trend is in the forecast for coastal valley cities, like San Luis Obispo, which is expected to reach 75 degrees Thursday.
To the south, Santa Ana winds are dominating the forecast. Winds nearly reached 70 miles per hour over Ventura County early Thursday morning.