SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - We saw noticeably cooler temperatures and stronger winds across the Central and South Coasts on Wednesday. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the South Coast and Ventura County mountains through early Friday morning, with the strongest winds expected near Gaviota and in the Montecito Hills. Lows tonight will reach the low to mid-40s, and the upper-30s in inland valley areas.
Tomorrow we'll continue to see gusty winds through our area with scattered showers, mostly during the morning hours and mostly north of Pt. Conception. The South Coast and Ventura County may just see a passing shower or two. This system is not carrying a lot of moisture, so rainfall totals will not be significant. Expect just a few hundreths of an inch with up to a tenth of an inch possible. Highs tomorrow will reach the low to mid-60s for most areas, with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
On Friday high pressure will begin to build again as the incoming storm system moves east. Winds should begin to calm down and we'll see mostly clear skies. High temperatures will stay relatively stable, however. We're expecting a steady, mostly sunny weather pattern with mild temperatures through the weekend. The next chance for rain arrives next Tuesday or Wednesday.