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Thursday evening forecast May 21st

Peak heat arrived for Thursday with daytime highs along the coast in the 70s to low 80s. As an onshore flow strengthens into Friday temperatures will cool down to near average conditions until Saturday. This will allow the marine layer to expand prompting more clouds and areas of fog. With activity likely to clear quickly as a ridge of high pressure will build from Sunday through Thursday.

Breezy to gusty winds will persist along southern Santa Barbara County through Sunday. Southwest winds will remain breezy between 5-15 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest gusts are expected Friday over the water and mountains.

Winds will finally have a break on Monday as a ridge of high pressure will settle over California next week. The Central and South Coasts will remain mostly clear allowing for plenty of sunshine and very little relief. Due to these conditions a Heat Advisory could be possible as daytime highs will soar well above average with coasts in the mid to upper 80s and inland areas in the upper 80s to 90s. Peak heat is likely Tuesday and Wednesday.


Julia Espinoza

Julia Espinoza is a weather anchor and traffic reporter for KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.

Kelsey Gerckens

Kelsey Gerckens is chief weather anchor at KEYT NewsChannel 3.


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