Santa Barbara, Calif. - The California Central Coast and South Coast awoke to cooler morning lows in most areas with less overnight wind and very few clouds. High pressure began to build overhead today and brought another bright and warmer-than-average day. Tonight will be mostly clear and continued cool to chilly with lows ranging from the lower 30s to the lower 40s.
The small ridge over California Wednesday will give way to another small trough of low pressure Thursday and Friday. All the trough will bring is onshore flow and more marine layer clouds. Saturday will be brighter and milder before a deeper trough brings more clouds and stronger wind late Sunday and Monday. Another ridge will build back over California next Tuesday.
Overnight lows will begin below average but will warm with increasing clouds and stronger wind. Valleys: lower 30s warming to the upper 30s. Coasts: upper 30s warming to the mid and upper 40s. Daytime highs will be seasonable or warmer through early next week, with Saturday being the warmest day. Most highs for all areas will be in the 60s with a few lower 70s.