Thursday will be breezy with clear skies and mild temperatures

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Posted at 4:44 AM, Apr 02, 2020

There isn't much changing with the forecast Thursday. To summarize, northwesterly winds will dominate the afternoon, skies will be clear and temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s.

A wind advisory will remain in place for the south coast, mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. During the morning, winds in this region could range from 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph. As of 4:00 a.m., wind gusts near the Gaviota reached 39 mph. After the advisory expires it will still be a breezy day for the south coast, as well as the rest of the Central Coast. Breezy northwesterly winds could also reach 30 mph across much of San Luis Obispo County through early evening.

Temperatures are starting to slowly trend down by a few degrees with each passing day. Some of the coastal valleys regions will still be right around the low 70s but some of the beach cities and the deep interior valleys will stay closer to the mid-60s. Skies will be foggy over parts of the inland valley communities Thursday morning, but those conditions will clear by the late morning.

Looking ahead to the weekend, there will be a shift in the forecast Saturday when cloud cover increases and there will be a chance for rain by Saturday night. Rain chances will continue Sunday and it's possible there could be heavier rainfall rates late Sunday night through early Monday.