Santa Barbara, Calif. - Winter doesn't end for over three weeks, but it certainly felt more like spring than winter around the California Central Coast and South Coast today with highs in the 70s and 80s. Our weather will remain mostly clear to clear and quiet through Thursday morning, with lows a few degrees warmer than this morning. Lows will range from the upper 30s to the lower 50s.
A large ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate our weather on Thursday and early Friday, providing more unseasonable warmth. We can expect increasing clouds Friday as a trough approaches the coast. The wind will get stronger this weekend, and there will be a slight chance for light rain mainly Sunday. Monday will remain windy, with quieter weather next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Overnight lows will increase as our wind and cloud cover increases, falling early next week. Valleys: 30s and lower 40s. Coasts: 40s and lower 50s. Daytime highs will be very warm for February Thursday, cooling rapidly to below average by Sunday, then again warming next week. Highs will fall from the 70s and lower 80s to the upper 50s and lower 60s by Sunday before rising early next week.