SB County under Fire Watch, SLO County could see cooling trend this weekend

Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 01:34:43-04

Much of the Central Coast saw warm and humid conditions today, but temps look to cool off this weekend as low pressure builds.

Strong winds are expected along the Santa Barbara South Coast beginning tonight through the weekend.

Wind speeds could reach 15-35 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH in some places by Saturday afternoon.

That combined with low relative humidity (min 10 to 20 percent in foothills and mountains) has prompted a Fire Weather Watch for the area.

The watch is in place for Santa Barbara County starting Saturday at 2 p.m. and expiring Sunday at 6 a.m.

On the other hand, SLO County will start to see a cooling trend this weekend as daytime highs looking to drop a few degrees cooler than the seasonal norm.

Interior valleys temps look like mid to upper 80's, coastal valleys low to mid 70's and coasts expected to reach upper 60's.

The marine layer looks to deepen Sunday bringing low clouds overnight.

A few Gale Watches are in place along the Central Coast waters for both SLO and SB Counties expiring Sunday.

Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 Kt with gusts up to 35 Kt. Waves could reach 6 to 8 feet.

A Small Craft Advisory is also in place for SLO County which is set to expire 6 a.m. Saturday.