Some daytime highs above normal Wednesday but cooler weather is on the way

Posted at 4:19 AM, Mar 04, 2020

Patchy low and coastal clouds are back Wednesday morning, but the skies should be mostly sunny going into the afternoon hours. Much of the cloud cover could be concentrated over the south coast region in Santa Barbara County throughout the morning commute.

By the afternoon, some daytime highs will be well above normal for this time of year. Many of the coastal and inland valley communities will stay close to the mid to upper 70s range, but areas like San Miguel have the potential to reach 80 degrees. For the coastal regions, expect temperatures to be closer to the 60s Wednesday. Winds will be mild to moderate, reaching 15 miles per hour at their peak.

Looking ahead to Thursday, marine layer will start to increase and temperatures will start to gradually trend down. By Friday, there will be better chances for increase cloud cover and cooler daytime highs. As it stands now, there is a slight chance for rain Saturday and Sunday, but totals will likely be light if the area sees any of this precipitation. Rain chances will continue through the start of next week and it's possible the Central Coast could receive significant rain next week. That storm system will be continued to be monitored as we approach next week.