A slight warming trend will occur Wednesday and Thursday followed by additional warming for the weekend.
High pressure aloft is returning over the next couple days and some areas already feeling a little warmer today. Not the Central Coast though as low clouds continue to hug the coast. This should be changing soon though as a little northeast push starts to develop tonight and then a little stronger Wednesday night. This will mean less cloud cover for the Central Coast Wednesday, but for areas south of Point Conception cloud cover is still expected in the morning. Highs on Wednesday will be primarily in the 70s along the coast and 80s inland.
The building high will help boost temps a few more degrees Wednesday & Thursday but nothing significant. Temperatures will jump back up a few degrees above normal but nothing too unusual for this time of year. The trends will briefly reverse Friday as a trough passes through the Pacific northwest but just minor cooling at best. Some northerly winds expected in southern Santa Barbara County each evening starting Wednesday.
An even stronger ridge will start to build over the west coast Saturday but not really kick into gear until early next week, this will bring much warmer than average temperatures back into our area.