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Monday evening forecast December 7th

A moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will prompt dry conditions and above average temperatures through Tuesday. A cooling trend is expected Wednesday leading to near normal conditions by the end of the week. Although offshore trends will allow for some warming into the weekend.

Daytime highs along the coast and across the interior valleys will warm in the upper 70s to 80s until Tuesday. This is due to strong northerly and easterly winds also creating very dry conditions up and down the coast and across the higher elevations.

The wind event is unusually strong due to an upper low bringing in cooler air from north to south, producing a more easterly component to the winds.

A Wind Advisory will remain in effect across Ventura County through Tuesday afternoon. Northeast winds are expected to range between 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 55. Stronger wind gusts up to 65 mph are possible along the hills.

A Wind Advisory will be in effect across Santa Barbara Central Coast and the Santa Ynez range until Tuesday morning. Northeast winds expected to range from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties are under a Red Flag Warning due to strong winds and low relative humidity until Tuesday.

Lighter winds and cooler temperatures return midweek. Offshore trends will weaken by Wednesday allowing for more of onshore flow event. As the marine layer return this will bring a substantial cool down to the coastal areas. Daytime highs will drop in the 60s by the end of the week.

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