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Temps turn cooler, low clouds and fog linger Tuesday

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 22:14:59-05

Temperatures start to turn cooler this week with increasing overnight and morning low clouds.

A weak ridge will linger over the area tonight, but conditions will shift as a low pressure moves into the area Tuesday into Wednesday.

Onshore flow will prevail in the forecast bringing increased moisture with some weak northerly flow developing tomorrow night.

Another Dense Fog Advisory could be issued again tonight into tomorrow morning as the marine layer deepens and stretches across coasts and valleys.

Some light drizzle is possible tonight for the south coast, but cloudy conditions look to back up as we hit the afternoon hours.

The stratus development dissipates Wednesday into Thursday resulting in partly cloudy skies.

Onshore gradients and marine influence will cool down the Central Coast Tuesday.

Daytime highs for the interiors are looking to reach low 60's, coastal valleys and beaches reaching mid to upper 50's.

Onshore flow could produce some gusty southwesterly winds this afternoon as well as Tuesday for the interior valleys.

The typical spots, Santa Ynez Mountain Range and I-5 Corridor, could see some locally gusty northerly winds but these look to stay below advisory levels.

The GFS is currently showing an upper-level trough will swing over the area Thursday evening through Friday morning. While this system is not going to bring a lot of rain, rainfall potential sits at .10''-0.50'' for the area. As the event nears there will be more details on the specifics of this rain event.