Temperatures warm-up over the weekend ahead of another heat wave next week

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Sep 25, 2020

It's going to be a warm and windy day for the Central Coast to kick-off this last Friday of September. Those warmer conditions will likely bring many people to the beach, but it's important to know that there is a high surf advisory in place through 9:00 a.m. Saturday. During this time, breaking waves will range from eight to 12 feet, which may be dangerous for those unfamiliar with the water. As a reminder, it's advised to stay near lifeguard towers as the high surf can increase the risks of drowning.

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Daytime highs at the coast will range from the 60s and 70s Friday, but it's possible the beaches could get another 80-degree day. For coastal valleys, daytime highs will be right around the 70s to upper 80s and the interiors could reach the upper 80s to low 90s.

Northwesterly winds will be a main factor in the forecast and really through the start of the weekend. Peak wind gusts will range from about 15 miles per hour all the way up to 30 mph. This northwesterly flow should bring some slight cooling to the area ahead of next week's heatwave.

A ridge of high pressure will really begin to settle in on Saturday and start to develop Sunday, and by Monday, many inland valley communities will likely be back in the low 100s. The warmer conditions will stick around through mid-week and it's possible a heat advisory could be issued.

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