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Monday evening forecast – May 17

Night through morning low clouds will continue for most coast and valley areas much of the week. Gusty west to northwest winds expected in southern Santa Barbara County Tuesday and Wednesday. Some warming expected the next few days before another low pressure system moves into the area and lingers through the weekend bringing cooler temperatures and areas of drizzle or light rain.

Tuesday and Wednesday high pressure will be building this will bring warmer temperatures across the area. Sundowner winds are also expected for the Santa Barbara South Coast and mountains both Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Wind gusts near 50 mph are possible in these areas, but all local cities should see breezy conditions. This will boost temperatures up along the Central Coast into the mid to upper 60s but for the Santa Barbara South Coast highs will be flirting with 80.

Thursday upper low out of Canada starts sliding down the coast this will bring back the deep marine layer and along with it cooler temperatures falling below normal for this time of year.

The cooler than normal temperatures are morning marine layer will last into the weekend.

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Kelsey Gerckens

Kelsey Gerckens is chief meteorologist for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Kelsey, click here.

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