Wind advisory extended for Santa Barbara County through late morning

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 09:52:58-04

As fire crews continue their work on the Real Fire near El Capitan State Beach in Santa Barbara County, winds will continue to be breezy. The wind advisory that was originally set to expire at 6:00 a.m. Friday has been extended by a few hours to 11:00 a.m. During this time, northerly sustaining winds will likely stay between about 15 to 18 miles per hour. Stronger winds will remain in the forecast through the end of the weekend, which could prompt another advisory, so be on the lookout for that. As the winds persist, a fire weather watch will remain in effect for the south coast and mountains in Santa Barbara County through Sunday night.

Temperatures will start to heat up by the end of the weekend, but will be fairly mild and cooler Friday. Daytime highs for the coastal valleys and inland valleys will be right around the mid to upper 70s. There won't be too much of a change in temperatures for the coastal regions as daytime highs will stay close to the mid to upper 60s.

Looking ahead to the start of next week, temperatures will start to heat up. Most of the inland valley communities could reach the low 90s by Tuesday, and the coastal valleys will be closer to the upper 80s.