Warmer temperatures in store for the weekend

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 08:57:19-04

The low-pressure trough that brought cooler temperatures to the Central Coast Thursday is weakening, which means daytime highs are on the upswing heading into the weekend.

Throughout the morning commute, there is still some stratus along the South Coast and foggy skies across the coastal valleys and along the coast from northern Santa Barbara County into San Luis Obispo County. Gradual clearing will take place along the coastline through late Friday morning, but there should be clear conditions earlier on for valley locations.

As this trough of low pressure weakens, so will the winds. Most areas will experience winds shifting out of the northwest through Friday night, and wind gusts are expected to stay within 15 to 20 miles per hour.

Temperatures for the beaches will stay within the low to upper 60s Friday, while the inland valley communities will stay within the low to mid-70s. The inland valleys will be warming up the 80s and 90s not just on Friday but also through the end of the weekend.