The last day of 2020 will include a foggy morning for San Luis Obispo County followed by a windy afternoon for the south coast

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 09:43:49-05

Dense fog is blanketing San Luis Obispo County Thursday morning due to a cold front moving in over the area. The fog is reportedly most dense over inland valleys in northern San Luis Obispo County, however, it is producing some misty and drizzly across the southern portion of the county. Drivers should be prepared to use windshield wipers and increase their following distance.

Most of the fog will mix out heading into late morning, making for a fairly sunny afternoon on the last day of 2020.

A wind advisory has been issued through 10 p.m. for the south coast, mountains, and foothills in Santa Barbara County. Northerly winds will likely stay between 20-30 miles per hour with wind gusts up to 50 mph.

As for the west-facing beaches, the high surf advisory has once again been extended through Saturday morning. The surf will peak between 10 and 14 feet with local sets up to 16 feet.

Daytime highs across inland valleys and along the coast will range from the upper 50s to mid-60s, while coastal valleys could be closer to the mid-60s.

More rain potential remains in the forecast and it's likely the Central Coast could see some of that rain as early as Sunday, however, the GFS is showing increased rain chances on Monday. The first system at the start of next week looks mild and another round of storms is expected Wednesday. The Wednesday storm could pack more of a punch compared to Monday's. So far, the GFS is showing rainfall potential could fall somewhere between 0.25'' to 1'' of rain. More details will become available as the event nears.