Temperatures gradually increasing Wednesday before major warm-up this weekend

Posted at 5:03 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 10:08:55-04

Wednesday will serve as a transitional day as the area braces for a major warm-up. Along the coast, temperatures will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s with afternoon sustaining winds around 15 miles per hour. Wind gusts for the coastal regions have the potential to reach 25 mph throughout the afternoon.

The coastal valley regions are warming up by a few degrees Wednesday as well, with daytime highs ranging from the mid-70s to the low 80s. Inland valley communities are going to start to feel the heat over the next five-day period as temperatures jump back into the 90s and triple-digits by the weekend, but for Wednesday, most areas will range from the mid to upper 80s.

According to weather models, there will be some pockets of stratus throughout the morning commute, otherwise, expect clear skies by late morning.

The main concern with the upcoming weekend forecast will be the heat and winds, which will elevate fire danger through at least Saturday for many interior communities across the Central Coast and southern California.