Our forecast for tonight will vary depending upon where you live. Gusty winds will continue for the next few hours across the Central Coast, with Wind Advisories in place through 9 PM. Locally gusty sundowners will form this evening across southern parts of Santa Barbara County, with gusts in some areas as high as 35 mph. Temperature wise...overnight lows will be quite chilly for northern areas, where widespread 40s are expected. A mixture of 40s and 50s are expected from Santa Barbara southward...along with some clouds in Ventura County.
It will be a nice and pleasant end to our work week, with temperatures topping out in the 60s and 70s. We're still expecting breezy west and northwest winds during the day, but overall the winds should be weaker than what we've seen so far this week.
The low clouds and fog should return to most areas through the weekend as a trough of low pressure lingers across the West Coast. This will lead to cooler than average temperatures for the upcoming holiday weekend, with morning clouds and fog giving way to afternoon sunshine. A few showers may be possible by next Tuesday as the low swings into central California...certainly something worth watching. As the low exits, temperatures will gradually warm across our area from Wednesday through the end of the week.