Strong winds peak Thursday morning. Wind gusts last night reached 50mph near the Gaviota coast. Light rain moved through the area late last night but impacts were minimal and rain amounts were under a tenth of an inch for most of the area. With the light rain and strong winds, there were reports of debris in the road and even a fallen tree. Make sure you are driving safety, especially high profile vehicles. Thursday morning will be chilly and any clouds that did develop will slowly decrease. Max temperatures will be a few degrees cooler as low pressure moves over the area and to the east. Highs will warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds will start to die down by the second half of the day and all advisories will expire. High surf will peak Thursday morning as well, the coastal areas will be particularly dangerous around 8am, during high tide. The swell will start to die down by the second half of the day and the high surf advisory will expire by lunchtime. The second half of the day will be a calm and dry with a cool evening and overnight.
Friday morning will be cool and more freeze watches and warnings are possible. Skies will be sunny and temperatures will warm. Max temperatures will climb back into the lower to middle 60s and it will be a very pleasant day with calm winds. Overnight lows will be rather chilly again with some areas dipping below freezing.
Saturday and Sunday we may see some increase in clouds. Another slight chance for rain arrives Saturday night into Sunday morning. Light amounts of rain are expected and its likely rain amounts will be under a tenth of an inch, so a very similar storm setup to the one Wednesday night. Winds will be near advisory levels but likely less strong as the previous wind event. Monday through Wednesday of next week will be dry, warmer and pleasant.