Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures arrived for Friday. As an area of low pressure continues to shift southeast the Central and South coast will likely remain overcast. Looking at mainly cloudy skies some areas of drizzle and a chance of thunderstorms through Friday evening. Breezy to gusty winds will arrive for the weekend with warming next week.
The main concern for Friday evening will be the potential for convection prompting the threat of thunderstorms. As high level clouds begin to clear out this could bring a slight chance of thunderstorms over mountains and interior sections along San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. This activity could generate lightning strikes, brief heavy rain and strong gusty winds.
Due to strong onshore gradients winds will become gusty from Saturday until Monday. With the potential for advisory level winds expected for areas near the Santa Ynez range. A warming trend could be expected Monday through Wednesday as an offshore flow will initiate. This will allow for more sunshine and above average conditions along the coasts and inland areas.