The high pressure system continues to provide heat | Central Coast Weather Report | Local News

A strong upper level high pressure system will continue to produce warm temperatures in the inland valleys and warm temperatures in the coastal valleys and even along some of the beaches as mild to moderate Santa Lucia (offshore) winds (8 to 18 mph) develop during the morning. These winds will mainly produce clear skies and warm temperatures in coastal regions.

High temperatures this weekend will be in the mid to high 70s along the beaches. The coastal valleys (Santa Maria and Lompoc) will reach the 80s to the 90s, while triple digit temperatures are expected in the interior valleys (Santa Ynez).

The high pressure ridge responsible for the high temperatures will move towards the east; therefore, a gradual cooling trend will begin on Tuesday and continue through Friday as the northwesterly flow (over land) continues throughout the day. This land flow will also allow the marine layer with night and morning fog and mist to develop along the coastline.

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