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Temps level off as tropical moisture exits region

Fog returning to the Central Coasts western beaches
Posted at 4:33 AM, Aug 04, 2022

Good Morning Central Coast!
To kick off the morning many locations are clearing after some overnight marine layer. This is leaving behind a few areas with limited visibilites and some clouds but for the most part the region is much clearer than normal for this time of the morning.

Central Coast weather was actually rather complex this week with more than just the typical night and morning marine clouds to deal with near the coast. Earlier this week we had to keep our eyes on tropical storm Frank which has now dissipated to a non-tropical low.

The upper-level pattern is again shifting to some easterly flow which will bring in high clouds again from the summer monsoon in eastern California and western Arizona. Modeling is showing a good push west but likely not far enough west to bring any showers or thunderstorms to the Central Coast. I keep saying an isolated shower has a non-zero chance of happening but that it is a number close to zero for most.

For today conditions will be wonderful for the activities kicking off today including the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. Highs will be in the 70s with wonderful clear conditions!

Other than that, looks like mugginess (in a local sense) will fade a bit over the next few days.

The biggest temperature changes are taking place inland, where temps peaked over 100 Wednesday but will be closer to normal today, in the mid 90s in the interior valleys.

At coastal locations conditions aren't changing much, if at all.

Have a great Thursday Central Coast!