Starting tonight...Hollywood comes to Santa Barbara for the 30th year of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Tonight's kick-off includes the opening film, "Desert Dancer". Weather wise...we'll see a dry, but cool start to the festival in Santa Barbara, with temperatures this evening falling into the 50s by around 7 PM. As we continue to dry out tonight, we'll see a few clouds, but no rain is expected anywhere up and down our coast. Overnight lows will cool down to the 40s and lower 50s by the coast, and the 40s in the valleys.
A flat or zonal flow weather pattern will maintain a dry and mild forecast on Wednesday. There will be some clouds at times tomorrow, with party cloudy skies overall. Daytime highs will warm into the 70s across the South Coast and Ventura County, with a mix of 60s and 70s for areas north of Point Conception.
By Thursday, a weak trough will begin to approach extreme Southern California...but well south of our area. What happens here locally largely depends on the exact track of this low. For now...the forecast models continue to keep it well south and east of our area, which would mean a dry and cooler end to the week on Friday. If this track were to shift a few hundreds miles west, we could be talking about rain, which means that we'll be keeping a close eye on this next storm. The low will move off to our east by Sunday, with clearing skies and warming temps from late this weekend into early next week.