The Central Coast is warming up Thursday as temperatures climb to the 70s

Posted at 4:05 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 10:03:01-05

Thursday morning commuters can expect patchy and low clouds across the interior valleys of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. These overcast conditions will clear out by mid-morning and be replaced by mostly sunny skies.

For those heading out the door between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., morning temperatures will be right around the 40s for much of the area. By the afternoon, as a ridge of high pressure develops, daytime highs will warm up. In the coastal valleys, maximum temperatures could reach the mid-70s, while the inland valleys and beaches have the potential to be close to the mid to upper 60s. Along with the warmer temperatures, 15-25 mile per hour northeasterly winds will also be in the forecast through the afternoon hours.

These warmer conditions are expected to last through Sunday before a weak cold front brings cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain.