Gusty north/northwest winds and high fire danger will highlight our forecast through at least Thursday morning. For tonight, the winds will weaken through the evening hours across the Central Coast while increasing in the Santa Barbara County South Coast mountains and foothills. The later will remain under Wind Advisories until 3 AM tomorrow, with gusts in the mountain passes and canyons topping 35 to 45 mph at times. Skies will remain mostly clear tonight in Santa Barbara, however north of Point Conception, areas of coastal fog will re-develop late tonight.
Even though tonight's Wind Advisories will expire during the overnight hours, we do anticipate more strong and gusty winds tomorrow, and perhaps another round of Wind Advisories. At this point...our biggest concern tomorrow will be the elevated fire danger issues for our local mountains. Red Flag Warnings will remain in place from 6 AM tomorrow through 10 AM Thursday, so please be extra careful in the mountains, and don't hesitate to report any suspicious activity.
The northwest flow will begin to weaken on Thursday, but even so, more gusty afternoon/evening winds will blow up and down the coastline. By late this week, temperatures will cool across the South Coast as the winds weaken, but warm elsewhere by a couple of degrees. Daytime highs from Thursday into Friday will top out in the 70s by the coast, and the 80s and 90s inland. Temperatures won't change much through the weekend as seasonal temperatures, along with areas of morning fog can be expected for the first weekend of summer. Enjoy!