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Sunny and mild forecast settles in, warmer next week

Posted at 5:41 AM, Aug 23, 2023

Good morning Central Coast!

To kick off the morning it is a foggy one across the western beaches and the coastal valleys with some visibility readings under a 1/4 of a mile. This significant reduction in visibility may be of concern on the roadways. Please be cautious for the morning commute.

Volunteers are already out selling special edition Santa Maria Times newspapers to fundraise for Mission Hope Cancer Center - Santa Maria! Conditions look great out there for this morning through the Car Parade at 11a.m.!

It has been an active weather season for the Central Coast but now that the tropical leftovers have moved on from the area high pressure is reestablishing itself and temperatures are beginning to warm.

Inland temperatures will get well into the 90s today as they see a quick warmup, coastal valleys will generally see the 80s with beaches seeing a balance of 60s and some 70s. Temperatures might take a small step back on Thursday and Friday but warm for the weekend.

We are on the edge of a ridge of high pressure. The leftovers of former tropical storm Harold which made landfall in Texas Tuesday try to push to the West but it appears some southwesterly flow aloft will keep it from being a factor in California.

The warm weekend temperatures will stick around into the first part of next week.

Have a wonderful day Central Coast!