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Tuesday will have slightly warmer temperatures with gusty winds

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 10:05:08-04

High pressure is starting to build off the southwestern portion of California, which means daytime highs are going to start trending up for the Central Coast. Aside from the warmer temperatures gusty northwesterly winds will also be a major factor in the forecast this week.

Winds will be breezy throughout the morning, especially for cities in Santa Barbara County. Lompoc will have winds around 10-20 mile per hour with gusts up to 30 mph. The Gaviota coastline will experience similar conditions, but wind gusts could be closer to 35 mph. Right now, there aren't any wind advisories issued for the area, but it's likely that some will be issued later in the day Tuesday.

Temperature-wise, daytime highs will still be mild, staying close to the 60s for the beaches and coastal valleys, but right around the 70s for the inland valley communities. Most of the coastal regions will be right around the low to upper 70s.

By Thursday, temperatures are expected to increase by an additional five to 10 degrees over the area. The temperature increase means daytime highs will be in the 70s and the 80s for most areas across the Central Coast through the weekend. During this time, breezy conditions will also continue.