Red Flag Warning in place for parts of Santa Barbara County through late morning

Posted at 4:55 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 09:34:07-04

Gusty winds will dominate the forecast Monday.

A Red Flag Warning will remain in place over the mountains, foothills and south coast region of Santa Barbara County through 9:00 a.m. As of 4:30 a.m., wind gusts in these areas were at or below 30 miles per hour near the south coast. However, wind speeds in the Montecito Hills were clocking in around 58 mph at 4:07 a.m. Throughout the morning, winds will continue to be gusty and critical fire conditions will remain across the southern portion of the county as wind gusts could stay between 50 and 60 mph.
A high wind warning that's in place over the same area will expire at 9:00 a.m. The high winds will impact local Highways including Highways 101 and 154, especially Gaviota and San Marcos Pass.

Although San Luis Obispo County won't be under an advisory, breezy conditions will be consistent throughout the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will shift out of the northwest and range from 20-30 mph through Monday night.

Daytime highs are on the upswing Monday and will continue to trend up through the end of the week. Temperatures for the beaches will have a mix of 60s and 70s, while the coastal valleys will range from the 70s to the low 80s. For the inland valley communities, temperatures will mostly stay close to the 80s. The warm-up is due, in part, to a weak upper ridge moving in over the area that is trailing right behind a trough that is exiting. By Tuesday, the Central Coast will start to see temperatures in the 90s for the inland and coastal valley regions.