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Friday morning forecast September 18th

Mid to high level clouds greeted the region on Friday. Activity will thin out and partly cloudy skies will persist through Friday with exception of smoke and haze. Overall mostly clear skies could be expected this weekend and into next week. As a stronger onshore flow returns on Sunday, coastal low clouds will also return. Due to an area of through a gradual cooling trend will move into the weekend and early next week.

Gusty northerly winds will impact southern Santa Barbara County through Saturday. The sundowner wind event will impact the canyons and below the passes with gusts up to 45 mph. At this time there is no wind advisory issued but it will be likely for Friday afternoon.

The start to the weekend will be sunny and overall cooler. Temperatures will drop 3 to 5 degrees across the region. This will allow the Central Coast to be 1 to 3 degrees below average. While the South Coast will remain about 2 to 4 degrees above average.

A stronger onshore flow will bring more low level clouds Saturday night and into Sunday. Temperatures will cool further as the pattern continues through early next week. This will then allow many areas to remain 2 to 3 degrees below average.

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