Temperatures set to increase quickly, but so will the winds

Poppies and Lupin on Figueroa Mountain
Posted at 4:30 AM, Apr 19, 2023

Good morning Central Coast and happy Wednesday!

Things are looking a little different this morning than we have seen in recent mornings. Winds have shifted and the marine layer has pushed offshore, all this to say there are clear conditions across the region so morning fog will not be a concern to start of the day!

The Central Coast has experienced a cold spring. For many, we haven’t even had long runs in the 70s and so far there have only been a few rare 80-degree days. This will change for a few days in this short-term forecast as a ridge of high pressure replaces a cold trough that has been in the area since Sunday.

As a high pressure ridge builds into the region today highs will increase significantly alongside winds increasing as well.

The next couple of days are going to be windy! A high wind advisory has been issued for large portions of the Central Coast and will stay in effect through 10am Thursday Morning. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible.

The good news is that while the winds will increase so will temperatures! Many can expect 80s this weekend

Today is a transition day between the two patterns. Highs today will be in the 60s and lower 70s before more 70s are commonplace Thursday.

Friday 70s and some low 80s are likely. Interior valleys have some potential mid 80s possible. By Sunday temps will start to cool as winds turn onshore.

Have a great day Central Coast!