Wednesday was a warm one for the Central Coast, especially across coastal and inland valleys. San Luis Obispo broke a record and reached 109 degrees, surpassing Paso Robles's record-breaking temperature of 106 degrees.
The hot daytime highs remain in the forecast Thursday as the Central Coast stays under a heat advisory through Friday night. Generally, daytime highs across valley locations should stay between 95 and 106 degrees.
Coupled with the heat will be gusty conditions over the south coast in Santa Barbara County. At 3:47 a.m., wind gusts in Santa Barbara reached 41 miles per hour as the region remains under a Red Flag Warning through Thursday morning. Throughout the afternoon, winds across this region will shift out of the southwest and shift out of the northwest starting Thursday night.
Looking ahead to Friday, temperatures will begin to trend down by a few degrees, but there will be much more of a difference in temperatures by Saturday and Sunday.