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Winds set to turn offshore

Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 22:19:24-04

A low pressure system brought strong NW winds to the Central Coast on Wednesday afternoon but those winds are in the process of turning offshore tonight. For both Northern and Southern California these winds will have gust potential up to 50mph which is increasing fire risks and has prompted some power shut offs to limit wildfire risks. That said, the Central Coast is not in an area of high concern, the local offshore winds will not be severe. The winds will clear out the skies and it'll support warm afternoon temps. Some of the higher local offshore gusts could peak up to 25mph but widespread high winds are not expected.

The dry weather pattern is forecast to continue through the next week. However, the marine layer is expected to return to our coastline with areas of night and morning fog and mist on Sunday into Tuesday.

Some computer modeling is showing some unsettled conditions in Northern and Central California on the 17th and 18th.