WEEKEND WEATHER: Northerly winds increase through Sunday paired with mild temps and clear skies

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 02:13:10-05

Winds are expected to ramp up this afternoon and through the weekend, but mild temperatures and clear skies look to prevail.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Santa Barbara County south coast and mountains through 3 a.m. Sunday.

North winds are expected to reach 20 to 35 MPH with gusts between 40 and 50 MPH. This could create dangerous driving conditions for the San Marcos and Gaviota passes as well as Highways 101 and 154.

A High Surf Advisory is also in effect for SLO/SB Counties expiring Sunday at 10 a.m. Large breaking waves could reach 8 to 12 feet with local sets up to 16 ft.

This northerly flow shifts to the northeast by late Saturday evening, but should taper off to sub-advisory levels by Sunday afternoon.

We're tracking mostly clear skies through the weekend, but temperatures will turn cooler for many areas.

Saturday's daytime highs at the beaches and coastal valleys will reach mid to upper-60's and low to mid-60's inland.

There is a potential for rain to return next mid-week, but models are in disagreement so we will have to track this as the time approaches.