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Temperatures cool slightly Tuesday, threat of wildfire continues

Posted at 6:25 PM, Sep 07, 2020

Temperatures cooled slightly Monday, but we still broke a few records on the Central Coast.

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Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Cal Poly set new records Monday.

Some parts of southern Santa Barbara County stayed brutally hot overnight due to sundowner winds; the hills above Montecito barely dipped below 100 degrees!

More cooling is expected Tuesday as high pressure weakens and onshore flow strengthens.

The marine layer is expected to expand in coverage later Monday night and early Tuesday.

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Temperatures could lower 10-15 degrees by Tuesday afternoon.

Gusty Santa Ana winds return to the LA and Ventura area which will keep the coasts and valleys hot.

Strong winds will begin later Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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A Small Craft Advisory will continue across the outer waters through Monday night.

While our Red Flag Warning expires Monday night, fire dangers will remain elevated through most of the week.

Smoke will continue to be an issue for parts of northern San Luis Obispo County.

A smoke advisory has been issued through Tuesday morning.

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For smoke conditions in San Luis Obispo County click here.

For conditions in Santa Barbara County click here.

A strong high pressure system is continuing to bring hot and dry conditions, low relative humidity with poor recovery.

Do your best to stay hydrated and out of the sun during this extreme heat.

Have a great day!

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