Gusty north/northwest winds will keep a dry airmass in place through tomorrow morning, with Red Flag Warnings in place until 10 AM tomorrow for the mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. If a fire were to break out, the fire growth potential would be very high, so let's all be extra careful out there. Also with the fire potential comes another night of sundowner winds and more Wind Advisories for the Santa Barbara area. Also under Wind Advisories tonight are the Central Coast and Ventura County mountains as peak gusts in these areas could range between 40 and 50 mph. Temperature wise...overnight lows will drop down into the upper 40s in the coolest areas to the upper 50s in Santa Barbara.
We'll see one more burst of winds, but by tomorrow they will begin to weaken. The strongest winds will again occur during the afternoon and evening hours, and could flirt with advisory levels in some locations. Skies will remain clear on Thursday and temperatures will stay warm in the valleys and across the South Coast, where widespread 80s will be commonplace. Other coastal areas will range from the middle 60s to middle 70s. On a side note, summer begins tomorrow night at 10:04 PM.
Friday marks the first full day of summer, but by that time, temperatures will actually be cooler. Daytime highs will only warm into the upper 60s and 70s by the coast, and the 80s inland. Further cooling is expected by the coast this weekend as the onshore flow and marine layer both return. By next week, high pressure will move in from the southeast and replace the Pacific Northwest low. This will result in a warming trend and less marine layer, with the low clouds only affecting the immediate coast by then.