SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - As we wave goodbye to the weekend, Monday will bring us mostly clear skies with noticeable warming. Highs will be 5-10 degrees above average, reaching mostly the 80s along the coast and the upper-80s and 90s inland. Morning fog may linger longer north of Pt. Conception but it should be a generally clear day, especially by the afternoon.
This afternoon and evening, winds will be an issue again. A wind advisory will be in effect for the Santa Barbara County mountains and South Coast from 6 p.m. tonight to 3 a.m. Tuesday, with north Sundowner winds reaching 30 mph and gusting up to 50 mph. Those warm winds will keep the South Coast's overnight lows well above normal. The strongest gusts should be in the Refugio and Gaviota areas. The Central Coast should also expect a moderately windy afternoon and evening.
As we head into Tuesday, temperatures begin to moderate closer to average but still remain a bit on the warm side, with strong winds again possible for the afternoon and evening. Highs will reach the 70s along the coast and low to mid-80s for inland valleys. Skies will again be mostly clear.