For the first time since December 21st temperatures across the Central Coast will rise to 'near normal". This rise in temperatures is being pushed in by strong offshore winds and sunshine rising our temperatures.
These temperatures, the highest in 15 days, will reach the 70s in some locations along the south coast with most locations getting into the upper 50s.
Temperatures are on the rise along the Central Coast! Today is the first day since December 21st that temperatures will be near normal for this time of year (that is 15 days!). Enjoy the warmth though a cold front will knock our temps down on Friday. pic.twitter.com/Am5empMRlj— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) January 5, 2022
The strong offshore winds pushing warm air onto the Central Coast have prompted a wind advisory to be issued for portions of the Santa Barbara county interior and south coast.
Sustained winds 20-30 mph with local gusts up to 50 mph are possible. This will be most intense in passes, canyons and peaks. The wind advisory will remain in effect through 6:00pm Wednesday night.
Even though we will see nice warm temperatures today they are brought in by very strong winds. Across the entire Central Coast sustained winds 20-30 mph are possible with gusts locally up to 50 mph along the south coast. pic.twitter.com/yU6DkNvwjD— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) January 5, 2022
The National Weather Service has also issued a high surf advisory for our western beaches through noon Wednesday. Waves will crest between 7 and 11 feet with dangerous rip current conditions as well. Be sure to be careful in the water with continued dangerous conditions.
Wave heights up to 11 feet have caused the National Weather Service to extend the High Surd Advisory through noon today. Take extra caution in the water today. pic.twitter.com/Qlflrrwwaq— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) January 5, 2022
Thursday will see very similar conditions to Wednesday with continued strong winds. On Friday the high-pressure system that has been dominating our region will be pushed south by a decaying cold front that will drop temperatures dramatically by Friday. More cloud cover will also move in with the slightest chance of light rain (only a trace) in northern San Luis Obispo county.
From that point on high pressure will move in once again and temperatures will rise again with more sunshine!
More mild and close to average temperatures are sticking around through Thursday with those high wind gusts continuing as well. By Friday a strong cold front will knock temperatures down significantly while adding a lot more clouds to our region. Sun will return for the weekend. pic.twitter.com/sID0YuRba1— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) January 5, 2022
Have a great Wednesday Central Coast!