Temps are on the rise, along with winds into the weekend

Fiery sunset over San Luis Obispo
Posted at 4:33 AM, Apr 20, 2023

Good morning Central Coast and happy Thursday!

Once again we are kicking off the morning with clear skies and gusty winds. This is good news for visibility on the roads but those driving high profile vehicles should be cautious.

Temperatures are comfortable to start off the morning as well, no problems there but there are big temperature changes on the way.

A strong high pressure system is forming to our west and driving the warm up as well as the winds. This ridge of high pressure is driven building pressure and clockwise winds spiraling out from it. This will direct offshore winds that will increase temperatures, and gusts.

Gusts have been reaching advisory level (45+mph) overnight and have prompted another wind advisory for portions of the region through 10 am. The winds will calm slightly after that point but I think that winds will still be the main talker of this forecast. Gusts up to 35 mph will continue to occur broadly across the region.

Temps today will respond to the offshore winds and compression heating that takes place as the air is pushed from high elevation interiors to the lower elevation beaches. Some beaches will reach the 70s while interiors will come closer to 80.

Friday more heating will occur and take coastal valleys to 80 and the interiors into the mid 80s. Similar conditions are expected Saturday. Temps will ease off Sunday into early next week at the coast as the ridge of high-pressure responsible slides east.

At the coast marine influence returns early next week most temps slide back into the 60s and lower 70s. Inland temps will also back off, but by less and highs will still hover around the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Have a great day Central Coast!