Patchy morning fog will be followed by gradual afternoon clearing

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 10:06:56-05

The patchy morning fog is back Wednesday morning. Weather modeling is indicating most of this activity is concentrated towards the coastal regions, but also filling in over the Santa Ynez Valley. The fog will start to mix out by late morning into the early afternoon.

Northwesterly winds will be mild over the interiors but could become gusty along the coast. West-facing beaches like Avila Beach and Pismo Beach could have wind gusts between 25 and 30 miles per hour through the afternoon and early evening.

Temperatures are going to be right around average with daytime highs in the upper 50s and low 60s along the coast, and from the low to mid-60s for most of the valleys. The south coast region will be slightly warmer Wednesday, as daytime highs are expected to nearly reach the upper 60s and low 70s.

A low-pressure system is going to sweep over the area Thursday morning and bring a chance of showers with it. Most modeling shows that the system will bring increased cloud cover through Thursday afternoon with the potential for scattered rain, which will then be followed by increased rain chances through the overnight hours leading into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts will be on the lighter side, but will vary. Some models show the system will produce 0.10''-0.25'' while others show up to 0.75''.

A second system is expected Saturday, which could once again bring light, scattered showers periodically throughout the day and possibly into Valentine's Day.