Weekend warmup on tap as high-pressure builds off the west coast

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 08:15:28-05

It's going to be a beautiful weekend on the central coast as daytime highs trend up to the upper 60s and low 70s through Sunday.

Friday morning will be mostly clear across coastal valley locations and northeasterly winds could still be breezy throughout rush hour. Winds could gust up to 25 miles per hour across the coastal valleys through the morning commute, and similar wind speeds are possible along the coast throughout the afternoon.

Daytime highs at the coast will be close to the mid to upper 60s Friday, while coastal valley cities will range from the upper 60s to low 70s. As for the inland valleys, expect slightly cooler daytime highs from the low to mid-60s with the exception of the Santa Ynez Valley, which will have temperatures similar to the coastal valley regions.

The weekend warm-up will be due to rising heights and offshore flow. Expect daytime highs to remain in the 60s and low 70s through Superbowl Sunday. A ridge of high pressure will be pushed to the west on Sunday, which could result in the development of marine layer along the south coast. The start of next week will be slightly cooler as onshore flow returns, plus there could be a chance of rain by the middle of next week.