Warm & windy start to the week before midweek cooling

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 08:49:58-04

Our weather pattern is fairly consistent with the conditions we had over the weekend.

Most areas will begin Monday with fog and marine low clouds. By midday, the patchy fog will clear to partly to mostly sunny skies.

High pressure continues to produce primarily warm and sunny weather across the Central Coast.

Beaches will see daytime highs in the low to mid-60s and winds 5-15 mph. Coastal valleys can expect temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 70s with gusty winds 10-20 mph. Inland, temps will peak in the mid 80s to low 90s and winds will be 10-25mph.

The Santa Barbara County south coast, particularly in the areas of the Refugio/Gaviota Pass along Highway 101 and the San Marcos Pass on Highway 154 may experience strong sundowner winds Monday evening. Winds may gust up to 35-45mph.

By Wednesday, a trough digs in and cools daytime highs for the inland valleys into the 70s. Cooling will be less significant for the beaches and coastal valleys.