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Saturday Evening Forecast June 12th

Another beautiful late Spring day with warm temperatures extending from the inland areas down in to even some of our coastal communities. Breezy northerly winds are expected, but should remain below advisory levels for the Gaviota Coast. Overnight patchy fog will develop along our coastline and spread inland very early Sunday morning. Look for another very warm day on Sunday with highs in the 80's and 90's inland. Beaches will likely hover in the mid 60's to lower 70's. Santa Barbara and nearby areas will be a little warmer with light northerly winds.

Looking ahead,  a massive area of high pressure is expected to take hold across a good of Western United States! This high will mean less of the Pacific Ocean's cool air will make it onshore next week! So, here we go with a very substantial heat wave taking shape! Look for temperatures inland by Tuesday and especially Wednesday to be very hot with maybe some records being threatened. Overnight lows will also stay on the warm side, possibly only dipping in to the 70's or high 60's! The high will slowly break down toward next weekend, but inland areas will still stay hot! Beaches will likely feel the warmth too as the marine layer pretty much disappears for all but maybe just the immediate Central Coast. The marine layer will make a comeback by next weekend with night and early morning patchy fog filling back in. Lastly, northerly winds could also show up during the heat wave and that means there is a big concern for wildfires! For now, a Fire Watch is in effect for portions of Santa Barbara County through at least the middle of next week.  This could easily be expanded and extended, we will monitor closely!

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Shawn Quien

Shawn Quien is the weekend weather anchor for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Shawn, click here.

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