A series of Pacific storms will continue to push in to the West Coast and then dive south in the Great basin and Rockies. What this means for us is partly cloudy skies at times, but very little threat for any rain as the moisture stays to our north and east. In fact, we are expecting a drying out period along with gusty northerly/offshore winds right through Christmas!
So for tonight, look for partly cloudy skies and breezy winds from the northwest. A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties which will last through early Sunday. Wind gusts from the north/northwest could exceed 45 mph below passes and canyons. Overnight lows will be mostly in the 40's and 50's.
For Sunday, expect to see scattered clouds at times and we will need to keep an eye on the winds as the potential for another blast of N/NW energy comes in to play by the afternoon and evening. Highs on Sunday will range from the mid and upper 60's to the low 70's....In addition, a very active Pacific Ocean has translated in to larger than normal surf. A High Surf Advisory will remain in effect through Sunday evening for west and northwest facing beaches, especially along the Central Coast.
Looking ahead, the dry and at times, windy weather will likely last through at least Christmas. Slightly warmer temperatures will make for a great beginning to our Winter...officially starting on Sunday!!! Tuesday looks to be the warmest day in forecast period...could even see a couple of 80's!!