It was another warm and sunny afternoon Sunday, helping close out the Independence Day weekend.
Temperatures will cool slightly Monday but it will still be very warm, especially in inland areas, continuing our fire weather concerns.
Gusty sundowner winds are anticipated Sunday night and Monday night, elevating fire dangers even more for the Santa Barbara County south coast.
Gusts in the Gaviota and San Marcos Pass area could be 35-45 mph both evenings.
Moderate onshore gradients will generate gusty southwest winds across interior sections of the Central Coast the next three afternoons.
These strong winds will also be seen out on the water where Gale force winds continue to be an issue.
Small Craft Advisory level winds will continue for some coastal areas through Tuesday.
Conditions are still dangerous out on the water through early Monday.
High tides of 6.5-7 feet are anticipated between 10-10:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Strong rip currents will persist for the next several days as well.
A gradual increase in coastal low clouds and fog will start making their way in Monday, helping cool down several areas by the middle of the week.
Stay safe out there!