The cold front that moved through the area late Wednesday night brought very light rain, cool temperatures, and powerful winds. The gusty northerly winds to howling overnight, but have since tapered. All the Wind Alerts that were in place have expired and Thursday afternoon was much calmer. Friday will be another cool to mild day, following a frigid morning.
A Frost Advisory has been issued for Santa Barbara County Inland Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley, Ojai Valley, and Central Ventura County Valleys. It will be in effect from 12am until 9am Friday morning, with an overnight low temperature of 31 degrees expected. Frost formation is likely at this time — give yourself enough time to defrost windshields and move plants indoors before the temperatures take a tumble overnight.
Daytime temperatures Friday will still be cool and below average, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s for all three counties. The High Surf Advisory remains in place for Central Coast Beaches until 9am Friday and until 3am Friday for Ventura County Beaches. It is best to avoid getting into the water because of the powerful waves and dangerous rip currents.
Temperatures will be cool to mild over the weekend before a slow warming trend takes place by early next week. We will transition from being below seasonal average to above average by the middle of next week.