Temperatures will start to gradually cool down Thursday

Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 10:31:13-04

Wednesday was a warm day, not only for the interior valleys but also for parts of the coastline as well. Temperatures will start to cool down slightly Thursday as onshore flow starts to increase. Temperatures will still be considered warm for much of the coastal and interior valleys as these temperatures will only be cooling down by three to six degrees. The coastal valleys and beaches will have temperatures from the mid-70s to the low 80s and the beaches will range from the 60s to the low 70s.

Throughout the morning, patchy fog will fill in over the beaches and coastal valleys. Weather models are showing that much of the marine layer will be pushed off the coast by late morning, which should make for a mostly clear day at the coast.

Northwesterly winds have been a factor in the forecast for the last two days and they are finally starting to calm down Thursday. Gusty winds will continue throughout the morning between Gaviota and Refugio but will start to taper off heading into late morning. For much of the Central Coast, wind gusts are not expected to surpass 20 miles per hour Thursday.