It'll be another nice morning here in Santa Barbara. A thin marine layer will develop but clears quickly while skies stay mostly sunny and temperatures warm nicely. Highs for the day will be identical to yesterday and around 5-8 degrees below average for this time in August. Near the beaches temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s while inland areas will be in the 80s and 90s. Winds will be very strong this evening and another round of sundowners are expected near the Gaviota Coast. A Wind Advisory has been issued from 6pm Thursday evening until 3am Friday.
Friday we will start to heat back up. The heat dome moves back towards the west and strengthens in intensity. Highs for the day will be noticeably warmer and skies stay nice and clear. Make sure to have sunglasses and sunscreen as it will be a bright day!
On Saturday and Sunday the Central Coast will see another mini heat wave. This round of heat does not appear to be record breaking but it will still be toasty for a majority of the region. Marine influence keeps the beaches pleasant while inland areas will take a big hit and jump back into the triple digits. Im expecting another round of heat advisories to be issued in the next day or so.