Santa Barbara, Calif. - Breezes began blowing around the California Central Coast and South Coast on Monday, but the wind will get stronger today as a weak cold front leaves our area. Isolated rain showers are still possible in parts of San Luis Obispo County, but in general, we can expect fewer clouds and stronger wind today with highs from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.
The wind will continue blowing over our part of California on Wednesday as the jetstream stays in place, but a ridge of high pressure will move overhead on Thursday, bringing more sun, more warmth and weaker wind. A trough to our north will cause more onshore flow and a cooler day Friday. We can expect another warming trend this weekend and early next week.
Daytime highs will be below average for our area today, warming through Thursday, and again warming this weekend. Coastal highs will warm from the mid 60s to the lower 70s, coastal valleys from the upper 60s to the upper 70s, and inland valleys from the lower 70s to the 80s and lower 90s. Overnight lows will remain seasonably mild in the 40s and 50s.