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Warmer temperatures back in the forecast Wednesday

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Posted at 4:19 AM, Oct 02, 2019

After a few days of cooler weather, the Central Coast is heating up. A trough of low pressure that was having some influence on the cooler temperatures has shifted to the east, and now a weak shortwave of high pressure will move in over the Southern California region. This will result in warmer daytime highs for much of the area. The inland and coastal valleys will range from the upper 70s to the mid-80s. For the beaches, temperatures will increase by a few degrees and reach the upper 60s to the low 70s.

Although some areas will experience less breezy conditions, northwesterly winds will continue to be a factor Wednesday and range from 10-25 miles per hour. The breezy offshore flow will persist for much of the coastline and coastal valleys, which will also help warm up temperatures Wednesday.

Looking ahead to Thursday, an upper-level low is expected to replace the weak ridge of high pressure, which will shift offshore conditions to onshore and slightly cool daytime highs.