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Warm, windy conditions continue Monday followed by a cool down

Posted at 6:38 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 02:30:00-05

Warm temps are on tap again for Monday, but slightly cooler than what we saw Sunday.

A high pressure ridge is keeping the temps above the seasonal norm, but a cool down is expected Tuesday/Wednesday as onshore flow and the marine layer returns.

The SLO County Regional Airport recorded a daytime high of 80 today, Santa Ynez reached 81.

Monday's daytime highs at the beach are looking like upper 60's to low 70's, with mid 70's in the coastal and interior valleys.

Most of the Central Coast saw breezy conditions, but most areas remained below 25 MPH.

However, there is ] as relative humidity drops to critically low levels especially in the mountain ranges and SLO County coastal hills.

We'll have to watch another potential Santa Ana wind event across LA/Ventura mountains and valleys as moderate offshore wind lingers Wednesday/Thursday.

Christmas is looking pretty quiet with the next chance of rain expected the weekend after the holiday.

Models are favoring the possibility of rain, but it's unclear when the system moves in and how much rain potential it has.