Winds pick up as temps jump Tuesday before backing off the rest of the week

Posted at 4:05 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 20:43:43-04

Late last week the Central Coast was under a ridge of high pressure which drove temps into the upper 80s and lower 90s for many. As expected the Sunday and Monday temps have retreated as a trough in the upper atmosphere works over the area but another ridge is quickly developing for Tuesday.

The first signs of that will be the higher winds across Santa Barbara county tonight into Tuesday morning. Some 40-50mph gusts are possible.

Looks like the warmest spots Tuesday ought to be inland, I doubt we get any records.

A slow cooling trend starts after that as the jet position flattens. That said we'll still have some northerly flow which will result in generally warmer than average temps. The NW flow gets stronger and ultimately gets us back into the 70s for many by the weekend.

The beginning of next week is a head-scratcher, one model has temps jumping again but model blends aren't buying it. It is some time off but I think we could see some big temps by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (90s).