**Red Flag Warning for Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains: through 10:00AM Wednesday**
**Wind Advisory for Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains through 3:00AM Tuesday**
The end of August is approaching, but we haven't seen the end of our heat or our fire danger, unfortunately. Although there will be a few coastal areas of low clouds and fog tonight, it will be one of the clearer nights most of our area has had for quite sometime. The South Coast and mountains of Santa Barbara County are under a Wind Advisory through 3AM, while a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the same areas through Wednesday morning. Lows tonight will be mainly in the 50s, with a few 60s along the South Coast in the windier areas.
A large trough of low pressure is currently centered off the Pacific Northwest coast, and it will begin a very slow trek toward the south and east on Tuesday. As it approaches, we can expect more gusty wind through the afternoon. The trough will continue moving toward us through the week, and we will have a cooling trend with more low clouds and fog. Highs will cool into the 60s along the coast and into the lower 90s in the valleys by Friday.
The trough will continue its slow progression from the West Coast toward the Intermountain West throughout the upcoming Labor Day weekend. We can still expect the low clouds and fog to last longer during the morning hours through the weekend and extend further inland. There will be a gradual warming trend beginning this weekend. Highs will again range from the 60s on our cooler coasts to the 80s and lower 90s in our warmer valleys.