Temperatures start to gradually warm up Monday

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Posted at 5:16 AM, May 04, 2020

Daytime highs across the region have generally been warm across the Central Coast, but weekend conditions were closer to seasonal averages. Monday will be the start of a warm-up for the Central Coast as daytime highs will be in the 90s for most inland valley cities by mid-week.

Coupled with the warmer temperatures are the winds. Santa Barbara County's south coast region will remain under a wind advisory through 6:00 a.m. Early morning wind gusts for areas like Montecito experienced wind speeds up to 50 miles per hour. By the afternoon, the rest of the Central Coast will experience breezy northwesterly winds from 10-15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. These breezy afternoon winds are expected to be a factor in the forecast through at least Wednesday.

Daytime highs Monday will vary. At the coast, temperatures will be from the mid-60s to the mid-70s, while the coastal valleys will generally stay in the mid to upper 70s range. The inland valleys will be slightly warmer, staying closer to the 80s Monday through Wednesday before warming up to the 90s by Thursday.