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Smoky skies with warmer temperatures

Smoky skies will persist throughout. Slight warming is expected Wednesday before a slow cooling trend begins Thursday.  Gusty northerly winds are expected in southern Santa Barbara County Thursday and Friday evenings. Below normal temperatures are expected for the weekend and continuing into next week with marine layer clouds returning to coastal areas.

Daytime temperatures continue to inch upward each day but still falling short of what they could be without the thick smoke.  The good news is while it will still be smoky tomorrow conditions should improve as early as tomorrow.  Temperatures on Wednesday will be a tad warmer bringing most spots just above average. 

Wednesday still expecting another round of dense fog for the Central Coast and some random patches in the south but nothing widespread.

As the trough slowly approaches and moves onshore Friday most areas, mainly inland should see a couple degrees of cooling.  Coastal areas will see the big cool down over the weekend. We'll start seeing increasing sundowner winds in southern Santa Barbara County Thursday evening and then peaking Friday evening.

By the weekend temperatures along the coast will be cool in the mid 60s to mid 70s, and inland spots drop into the 80s.


Kelsey Gerckens

Kelsey Gerckens is chief weather anchor at KEYT NewsChannel 3.

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