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Warmer temperatures Monday ahead of cool down Tuesday

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 00:08:16-05

It was a warm and sunny afternoon for much of the Central Coast Sunday.

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Temperatures were up nearly a dozen degrees in several areas.

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An upper level ridge of high pressure combined with offshore pressure gradients created the significant warming Sunday, and offshore gradients will keep these warm conditions and gusty winds around.

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Sunday night there potentials for sundowner winds in southern Santa Barbara County and another offshore push.

Winds gusts of 25-35mph are also possible Sunday night, with isolated gusts up to 50 mph in foothills of northern San Luis Obispo County.

Gusty north to northeast winds, low humidities and warm temperatures bring widespread elevated to brief fire weather concerns.

There are still some hazards out on the water as well, with potentials for larger waves and coastal flooding.

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By Monday night, an upper level trough of low pressure brings a shift in wind direction, generating strong gusts in both counties, especially in foothill and mountain areas.

The weak upper level trough moves into the region on Tuesday night, bringing cooling and rain potentials Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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Have a great week!

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