Santa Barbara, Calif. - The new week brought the California Central Coast and South Coast a quiet, chilly morning and a bright, mild afternoon. High surf is still an issue for the Central Coast, and a High Surf Advisory is in effect through Tuesday afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear to partly cloudy, with similar lows, ranging from the lower 30s to the lower 40s.
A storm will push over the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, but all it will bring our part of California is some clouds and stronger wind. After a break on Wednesday, a deeper trough will deliver a chance for light to moderate rain from mid-morning to mid-afternoon on Thursday. We can expect variable clouds Friday through Monday, drier weather and warmer highs.
Overnight lows will warm a few degrees with increasing clouds, but they will remain in the seasonable range, with 30s inland and 40s closer to the coast. Daytime highs will stay below average until late in the weekend when our weather pattern quiets down. Valleys: mid to upper 50s warming to the lower 60s. Coasts: upper 50s warming to the mid and upper 60s.