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Temperatures flirt with 80 ahead of a weekend rain chance

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Posted at 6:22 AM, Feb 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-09 15:25:30-05

Good Morning Central Coast! Today will be a warm (but gusty) one, get outside and enjoy it because the system that will drop those temps is already on the way.

Wednesday much of the Central Coast experienced daytime highs roughly 10 degrees above average. Today we have the potential to get up to 15 degrees warmer than average.

Our high pressure and offshore winds continue to make for some very warm although breezy conditions. There is a high wind advisory in place through 8AM.

Thursday should see interior valleys hit the high 60s (after starting the day in the 30s), Southcoast temperatures should hit the mid-70s and some coastal valleys of the Central Coast should hit the mid-70s if not threaten 80 (looking at you Solvang). Beaches will also shoot into the 70s.

This should be the last day of temps this warm. Friday the high-pressure ridge weakens and temps come back a bit but I think still qualifies as warm.

Enjoy it, because Saturday brings a cold front, a low-pressure system, and an upper-level trough which will drop highs back into the 50s and lower 60s. There should also be some showers. After days of offshore winds, the airmass will be pretty dry but the arriving air is very cold so some showers are still likely, most places should stay under .25". Lower amounts will be most common.

The system is done by Sunday morning and temperatures start making a rebound Sunday and Monday. After that modeling shows a mid-week cool down next week with some heavier rain potential around the end of the month.

Have a great day Central Coast!