The first day of Fall will bring mild winds and near-average temperatures

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 09:34:48-04

Another season is upon us. The Fall Equinox officially begins for the northern hemisphere at 6:31 a.m. as the most direct rays of the sun move south of the equator.

As for the weather pattern, a northwesterly push should keep low clouds over the coastal regions at least through the morning commute. As onshore flow weakens throughout the afternoon, there should be more clearing out at the coast.

Daytime highs will be pretty consistent with Monday's forecast and keep coastal temperatures between the mid and upper 60s. The coastal valleys will stay closer to the 70s, with a few areas reaching the 80s. Inland valley communities will continue to remain on the warmer side and have daytime highs from the mid-80s to the low 90s.

Winds will be fairly mild Tuesday, ranging from 10-15 miles per hour, with winds shifting out of the southwest across the interiors and over the north and south coasts, and out of the northwest for coastal valley locations.

A change in the weather pattern is expected Wednesday as an upper high moves in over the state. This will increase temperatures and likely produce mostly clear skies across the Central Coast.