Red Flag Warning set to expire Wednesday morning

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 08:17:07-05

The Red Flag Warning that was issued due to dangerously gusty wind conditions will remain in place through 10 a.m. While winds are beginning to taper off, it is still possible that wind speeds could peak around 35-50 miles per hour and winds could gust close to the 50-70 mph range across mountains. Once the warning expires, winds will be mild to moderate through the afternoon, peaking between 25 and 30 mph.

As for sky conditions, expect plenty of sunshine with some afternoon stratus toward the south coast region.

Temperatures will be trending back up by a few degrees, bringing some coastal valley locations back to the mid-70s and low 80s. Even at the coast, the south coast and west-facing beaches could have peak temperatures close to the upper 70s. Across inland valley communities, expect temperatures to be close to the 60s and 70s.

More changes are in the forecast as a cold front is set to move through Friday, which could result in cloudy skies and drizzle across the Central Coast. More moisture is expected Sunday through Monday as a low-pressure system moves in over the region. The rainy weather will be coupled with gusty northwesterly winds that could reach 45 mph.