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Potential for thunderstorms, triple digits temperatures continue Sunday

Posted at 11:53 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 02:55:45-04

Wow! What a dynamic day of weather we had Saturday.

The day started with lightning, clouds and even some rain for some parts of the Central Coast.

While the rain did not accumulate to much, the lightning was reported to have caused several fires in Santa Barbara County.

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Since we do not get lightning like this very often, here is some lightning trivia!

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Very hot conditions will continue into the middle of next week as well as very warm nights, especially for valley and interior areas.

We broke a weather record in Santa maria Saturday, with a high of 89 degrees.

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There are potentials for some light cooling for the coast and valley areas Sunday morning due the chances of thunderstorms.

The chance of thunderstorms persists through at least Tuesday according to the National Weather Service.

While these storms likely won't produce much rain, the lightning and gusty winds will be the bigger threats.

By Sunday afternoon, the thunderstorm threat will shift inland and include mountains and interior areas of San Luis Obispo County.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties due to concerns of dry lightning.

Fires may spread rapidly due to dry fuels and gusty outflow winds near thunderstorms.

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Small Craft Advisory persists in outer waters with potentials for Gale Force winds by Tuesday.

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Stay safe out there!

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