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Tuesday morning forecast May 18th

Temperatures are much warmer Tuesday. The Central Coast is in the 60s to low 70s. The South Coast and interior areas are in the 70s to 80s.

The ridge of high pressure is settling into the West Coast, causing a quick warm-up. By the evening, the ridge will flatten out as an upper low digs into the Pacific Northwest.

Gusty sundowner winds will pick up on the South Coast and Santa Barbara County mountains. There is a high wind warning in effect from 2:00 pm Tuesday to 6:00 am Wednesday with gusts up to 60 mph.

Likewise, northwest winds will pick up across the region in the afternoon. There is a wind advisory on the Central Coast from noon to 8:00 pm, and in the Ventura County mountains from 2:00 pm Tuesday to 9:00 am Wednesday.

A trough will move over California ahead of the low on Wednesday. A repeat sundowner wind event will hit Santa Barbara County. Temperatures will start dipping down and continue cooling through the end of the week.

By Friday, the low will spin back towards the Great Basin. Temperatures will warm slowly through the weekend as the low moves further away.

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