Temperatures today and Tuesday will remain slightly below normal. Expect some light showers overnight in areas North of Point Conception that could make for a slick commute. Skies will clear behind the weak trough in the morning and the afternoon will be mostly sunny by Tuesday. The sunshine will counteract the cooler air, maximum temperatures Tuesday will be very similar to today’s below average readings. Expect a big change in the weather Tuesday night and Wednesday as a ridge moves in and offshore flow sets up. The pressure gradient is more north to south so look for the winds to mostly affect the SBA south coast. Temperatures will then quickly rise Wednesday through Friday to near 10 degrees above normal as a ridge of high pressure and breezy offshore flow takes hold.
There will likely be a need for some low end wind advisories for the mountains and valleys. The ridge slowly breaks down over the course of Friday and Saturday and this will bring a slow cooling trend. Even with the cool down Saturday’s maximum temperatures will mostly be above normal. The offshore flow and the ridging will keep skies clear. The ridge will break down Sunday and will be replaced by cooler temperatures bringing daytime highs to near average for this year.