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A warmer Friday ahead with less wind

Northwest to northerly winds are staying gusty on the Southwest Coast and in the West Santa Ynez Range, where a wind advisory remains until 6:00 am Friday. Wind speeds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts at 50 mph. Isolated gusts, particularly around Gaviota, may be up to 60 mph.

Temperatures will warm again Friday as the high expands west over Texas, leading into a hot weekend! Lows will be in the 50s to 60s Friday morning. The afternoon will reach the upper 60s to low 80s on the coast, coolest for the Central Coast. Inland areas will reach the 80s to 90s.

There will be minimal clouds on the South Coast Friday, but widespread low clouds on the Central Coast into the Santa Ynez Valley. Gusty winds will hit the South Coast again in the evening, but they will be weaker than Thursday's.

The high will move further west Saturday, resulting in a jump in temperatures with heat alerts likely. Interior locations will reach the triple digits. The marine layer will be minimal over the weekend with more neutral flow.

Onshore flow increases Monday and temperatures will cool back down. The overnight marine layer will become more widespread.

A trough will slide down the West Coast Tuesday and Wednesday. Also midweek, a tropical system will position itself well to the west of Baja. Temperatures will keep cooling and clouds will be widespread.

There is a slight possibility that moisture from remnants of the storm will come close to our area late next week. Southerly swell may also affect our beaches.

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