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Tuesday evening forecast May 19th

Temperatures will warm up on Wednesday and Thursday with gusty northerly winds. Cooler weather is expected with a return of marine layer clouds Friday through the weekend. Hot weather expected next week, especially inland. 

Tuesday we enjoyed pleasant seasonable temperatures.  Gusty winds were seen throughout the area for much of the day.  Winds are picking up along the coast south of Point Conception and expecting breezy conditions there through the evening but mostly below advisory levels for now.

Onshore flow will be much weaker Wednesday and Thursday and this will help warm temperatures up several degrees with Thursday being the warmest this week. Also expecting northerly Sundowner winds to develop in southern Santa Barbara County Wednesday and Thursday which will help boost temperatures there a few degrees. Winds will likely reach low end advisory levels in the evening both nights.  Highs Thursday will be above average in the mid to upper 70s along the coast and 80s in the valleys.

An upper low moving in Friday will reverse all those trends and likely bring a return of the marine layer to at least coastal areas bringing temperatures along the coast back into the 70s for the weekend.

It doesn’t last long, despite some cloud cover and a morning marine layer temperatures start increasing again.  Memorial Day look to be warm with highs in the mid 70s at the coast.

The warming trend will last through next week.

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Kelsey Gerckens

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