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Thursday morning forecast May 20th

Temperatures are continuing to cool down by a few degrees. The Central Coast is in the upper 50s to 60s. The South Coast and interior areas are in the 60s to 70s.

The upper low is elongating over the entire West Coast, bringing patchy clouds to the region.

Gusty winds are continuing, and will be strongest in the afternoon and evening hours. Wind advisories expire Thursday at 9:00 pm on the Central Coast and Friday at 6:00 am on the South Coast and Santa Barbara County mountains.

High surf will peak Thursday night into Friday. A beach hazards statement will stay in effect on the Central Coast and Ventura County coast through Saturday morning.

Northwest flow increases Friday and temperatures decrease slightly again. Friday or Saturday will be the coldest days of the week for most areas. The marine layer will also expand on the South Coast with an eddy.

There is the potential for light drizzle in mountain areas Saturday as flow flips southeasterly and the air becomes unstable. Temperatures will warm as the low moves further into the Great Basin.

The trough axis finally pushes east Sunday and a weak, pop-up ridge will form Monday, gradually warming temperatures to near or above average.

Another trough will cool conditions on Tuesday into midweek.

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