A wind advisory is back in place for the south coast region in Santa Barbara County through Friday. The advisory will stretch into the mountains and foothills where wind gusts were already near 25-35 miles per hour Thursday around 4:30 a.m. Fairly mild winds were reported in San Luis Obispo County Thursday morning, below 15 mph. North to northwesterly winds in SLO County could gust up to 25 miles per hour Thursday, while the south coast, mountains and foothills could experience wind gusts up to 50 mph.
For Santa Barbara County, the strongest gusts will be during the overnight hours from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Daytime highs for the Central Coast are continuing to gradually increase. For the beaches, temperatures will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s, while the coastal and inland valleys will have peak temperatures from the low 70s to the low 80s.
Morning clouds will be widespread from the coast to the coastal and inland valleys Thursday morning before mostly sunny skies take over by early afternoon. The weekend temperatures will start out on the warmer side, mainly from the 60s to the 80s, but a cold front will pass over the area Sunday which could bring a chance for rain late Sunday night.