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Strong winds push temps into the 70s for some this week

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Posted at 4:40 AM, Nov 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-16 15:40:21-05

Good Morning Central Coast!

To kick off your Wednesday many locations are on the cold side before sunrise but unlike the past few days there is little to no fog across the region. Good visibility is expected on the roads.

In terms of temps for today it is going to be a much warmer one across the region. Highs will push into the 70s for many, slightly cooler at the beaches and interior valleys.

While much of Southern California is in the midst of a major wind event, we on the Central Coast are just on the edge of it.

The winds are a moderate to strong Santa Ana with some NE winds 30-40 with gusts 45-65mph are possible from last night into this evening. High wind warnings have been issued for the event from Ventura County into Southern California. We are just on the edge of this event, thankfully no advisories have been issued on the Central Coast but we are likely to see gusts closer to the 15-20 mph range.

Overnight lows inland continue to hang around freezing. No advisories are posted but anyone concerned about the edge events on freezing is advised to continue to monitor the lows this week (especially inland, or deep coastal valleys). More upper 20s and low 30s are expected as we approach dawn each morning this week.

Through the weekend and into next week temperatures will be cooling slightly watch day but remaining dry, but closer to thanksgiving that may change.

A few long range models are suggesting that we could see a quick splash-and-dash system that could move through Wednesday. Now it is a long way out and not all models are sold on the system. I think it is a bit of a long shot but with the holiday coming up I felt it deserved a mention.

Have a great day Central Coast!