Good Morning Central Coast! As we kick off the first workdays of May low clouds are going to make themselves known as our winds flip flop directions nearly every day this week.
Monday morning has a bit of offshore flow keeping most locations clear but along the beaches that weak offshore flow is not quite enough to keep the marine layer at bay.
Temperatures will near normal today with abundant afternoon sunshine.
Temperatures today will be on the mild side with most locations just a few degrees either side of normal for this time of year. pic.twitter.com/hqdbEZozRQ— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) May 2, 2022
Along the Santa Barbara county southcoast winds will pick up this evening as a sundowner wind event kicks in. A wind advisory will be in effect from 4pm Monday afternoon through midnight. Northwest wind gusts 20-30mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph possible.
Gusty winds have prompted a high wind advisory for portions of the Santa Barbara County southcoast. Winds will pick up this afternoon, the advisory is for 4pm this afternoon to midnight. Peak gusts up to 50mph are possible this evening. pic.twitter.com/B0SrWyuaEZ— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) May 2, 2022
Winds will continue to alternate onshore/offshore over the next week with slightly warmer weather surging in Wednesday as stronger offshore winds develop. Many locations can expect some 80s Wednesday with 90s possible in the interior valleys.
By the weekend winds will calm slightly bringing in a bit of a cool down for most locations.
Highs this week will be strongly influenced by wind direction as we switch between onshore and offshore most days. Wednesday will feature warmer weather and offshore winds before they flip once again to cool us down a few degrees for the weekend. pic.twitter.com/UtKy0W42J1— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) May 2, 2022
Unfortunately even ad we look into the extended forecast there is no indication of precipitation.
Have a great day and week ahead Central Coast!