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Winds will remain mild through late morning, but gusty conditions are expected by Tuesday afternoon

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Posted at 5:59 AM, Jun 16, 2020

As temperatures taper off by a few degrees Tuesday, winds will continue to be a driving force in the forecast.

Starting with the conditions over the Avila Fire, northwesterly winds between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach will be close to 10 miles per hour Tuesday morning. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s and relative humidity will be from 60-70%. These are favorable conditions for fire crews as they work to bring the Avila Fire to full containment.

For the rest of the Central Coast, northwesterly winds will start to increase by the afternoon. Northwesterly winds from the beaches to the coastal valleys have the potential to reach 25-30 mph from the afternoon through early evening hours. Towards the south coast and over Santa Barbara, southerly winds should only reach 10 mph at their peak Tuesday afternoon and then taper off even more by the evening hours.

Temperature-wise, daytime highs will trend down by a few degrees Tuesday. Expect the 70s and 80s for the inland valleys, 70s for the coastal valleys, and 60s for the beaches. These temperatures and sky conditions will stay fairly consistent through the end of the week.

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