Wind Advisories in place for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Counties through noon

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Posted at 5:31 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 09:48:01-05

There continues to be a lot going on in the forecast Tuesday as a cold front is expected to bring impacts to the Central Coast in the form of cooler temperatures, cloudy skies, and increased rain chances.

A wind advisory is in place for the inland valleys in San Luis Obispo County as southerly winds are expected to range from 20-30 miles per hour with potential wind gusts up to 45 mph. As of 4:40 a.m., most wind speeds were at or under 20 mph, so conditions were already beginning to taper off.

The Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley will be under the same advisory through noon as well with winds shifting out of the northeast.

As for the temperatures Tuesday, daytime highs will be cooling down to the low to mid-60s along the coast and from the upper 60s to low 70s across valley locations.

Increasing clouds are expected throughout the afternoon and evening hours. It's possible northwestern San Luis Obispo County could see some rain Tuesday night before the cold front becomes more widespread and scattered over the remainder of SLO County in the overnight hours. Rainfall totals are expected to stay between 0.25''-0.50'' so this will definitely be a lighter system for the area.

After the rain departs, a cold air mass will sweep over the area and cause temperatures to decrease for parts of the Central Coast.