Santa Barbara, Calif. - The marine layer weather pattern continued for the California Central Coast and South Coast today, with plenty of morning coastal clouds, afternoon sunshine and cooler than average temperatures. The low clouds and fog will push back onshore tonight and will last through mid-morning. Lows will range from the mid and upper 30s inland to the coastal lower 50s.
A strong ridge of high pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern from late this week through early next week. That will provide plentiful sunshine, fewer clouds, and a warming trend into the weekend. Small areas of low pressure will begin to break down the ridge next week, and we can expect a cooling trend with more clouds by the middle of next week.
Overnight lows will remain fairly steady for most areas over the next week. Valleys: mid to upper 30s and lower 40s. Coasts: mid to upper 40s and lower 50s. Highs will rise and be above average until late next week with more clouds: Valleys: upper 70s and upper 80s cooling to the lower 70s by late next week. Coasts: upper 60s and lower 70s cooling to the lower 60s.