Weather changes for holiday weekend

by Christina Favuzzi 

Warm, muggy air will move over our area tomorrow and throughout the week. That’s due to a high pressure system hovering over the great basin.

Expect triple digit heat in areas of the interior valleys of San Luis Obispo County Wednesday. Humid, unstable air from the southeast will bring a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms Wednesday.

Look for cooler temperatures later in the week and into the July 4th weekend. Possible fog for fireworks but pleasant temperatures in the mid-70s for the majority of the Central Coast for the holiday. Weekend temperatures for Paso Robles will top out in the low-90s but much cooler temperatures in Santa Maria with highs of in the high-60s.

June 30th, 2015 weather watcher report

Arroyo Grande 58/73
Atascadero 60/102
Avila Beach 56/76
CA Valley 68/104
Cambria 54/69
Cayucos 56/77
Corbett Canyon 54/86
Grover Beach 58/77
Los Osos 54/65
Morro Bay 55/61
Nipomo 54/76
Orcutt 57/80
Paso Robles 63/107
Pozo 64/106
San Luis Obispo 57/87
Santa Barbara 63/87
Santa Maria 56/82
Santa Ynez 55/100
Shandon 63/108
Shell Beach 56/63
Solvang 57/99
Templeton 60/104

Hot weather inland continues with rain chance

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

High pressure is getting stronger Wednesday, while muggy sub-tropical air continues over the Central Coast. It’ll be another hot day inland with triple digit highs for the interior valleys and much cooler in the coastal valleys and the beaches thanks to onshore winds there.

The big issue is the chance of showers, there is enough sub tropical air pumping into the area that showers and a slight chance of showers are in the forecast (generally Santa Maria and south, and a better chance inland and at higher elevations). The showers can’t be ruled out elsewhere however.

The ridge is expected to finally weaken by Friday for generally cooler weather for the holiday weekend.

Fourth of July marine low clouds are expected to roll in for the annual fight between the fireworks and the clouds.

Sub-tropical air continues to push in and rain is possible again

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Hot weather returned to inland areas today and Tuesday looks even warmer. Paso Robles hit 105 on Monday and more of that flavor is on the way until later this week, in fact humidity looks to be on the increase as well. Some of the lows this week in the valleys will be in the 60s.

Closer to the ocean, night and morning marine low clouds and afternoon onshore winds will keep the beaches and coastal valleys from getting very hot.

The upper level ridge is so amplified that we are in the return flow area, and southerly flow will pull instability into the area and models are showing some Wednesday and Thursday potential for showers and thunderstorms.

The ridge breaks down as the week ends for cooler weather and marine low clouds for the 4th near the coast during the night and morning hours.

June 29th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 58/75
Atascadero 57/100
Cambria 58/66
Corbett Canyon 55/81
Cuyama 66/95
Goleta 60/76
Hearst Castle 56/87
Lompoc 57/66
Los Osos 57/64
Morro Bay 56/61
Paso Robles 57/105
Pismo Beach 58/67
Pozo 59/106
San Luis Obispo 57/79
Santa Barbara 64/88
Santa Maria 57/74
Santa Ynez 55/90
Shell Beach 58/67
Solvang 57/85
Templeton 55/102
Vandenberg AFB 54/69

June 28th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

10155118_1004837652880045_4003121034339526987_nBy RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 58-78

Bradley 58-95

CA Valley 61-97 Wind gusts 50 mph

Corbett Canyon 56-80

Creston 54-90

Cuyama 65-93

Goleta 58-79

Hearst Castle 56-71

Lompoc 52-72

Morro Bay 56-62

Nipomo 55-82 Wind gusts 19 mph

Orcutt 52-73

Paso Robles 57-93 Wind gusts 25 mph

Pismo Beach 57-66

Port San Luis 56-69

Pozo 57-101

Santa Barbara 58-74 Wind gusts 20 mph

Santa Maria 56-73 Wind gusts 18 mph

Santa Ynez 54-82

Shandon 57-98

Shell Beach 57-66

Solvang 55-81 Wind gusts 17 mph

Templeton 54-85

Vandenberg 56-65 Wind gusts 24 mph

Slight chance for showers Monday, along with hot and humid weather

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

A ridge of high pressure over the Central Coast will push varying amounts of monsoonal moisture into the region through late week. We are seeing a 20 percent chance of showers for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties on Monday. We will continue to see patchy low clouds and fog along the beaches into the evening and becoming more widespread overnight. Otherwise, we will see partly cloudy skies. Winds will be in the range of 15 to 25 mph in the evening, with higher gusts possible. There’s a chance for thunderstorms through the week for upper elevations.¬† Warm and humid weather will linger through much of the work week. Onshore winds strengthen and will bring some cooling over the holiday weekend.

June 27th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

wx0627shodeechapmanBy RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 52-75

Bradley 54-97

CA Valley 56-97

Corbett Canyon 53-76

Creston 54-89

Cuyama 61-94

Goleta 56-73

Hearst Castle 50-67

Lompoc 55-72

Morro Bay 56-63

Nipomo 55-79

Orcutt 56-79

Paso Robles 52-87

Pismo Beach 54-65

Port San Luis 56-65

San Luis Obispo 53-78

Santa Barbara 61-77

Santa Maria 57-76

Santa Ynez 52-86

Shell Beach 54-65

Solvang 54-84

Templeton 51-80

Vandenberg 55-67

Clouds, fog, and a very slight chance for showers for some areas on the Central Coast

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Subtropical moisture from a high pressure system will bring a slight chance for showers, mostly for those in Southern part of the Central Coast. It’s about a 20-percent chance overnight into Sunday. Other areas will continue to see mid to high level clouds through the weekend. We will also see overnight into morning fog for the coastal areas. Thunderstorms are possible for the higher elevations for most of next week. It will be hot and muggy in the inland areas. Interiors are expected to reach triple digits once again. Onshore winds will keep the beaches and coastal valleys cooler. The ridge of high pressures is expected to move out late next week bringing temperatures down gradually.

June 26th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 55/65
Atascadero 55/90
Avila Beach 55/68
CA Valley 57/103
Cambria 56/70
Cayucos 56/73
Corbett Canyon 53/73
Cuyama 63/101
Goleta 58/70
Grover Beach 55/65
Hearst Castle 57/73
Lompoc 54/73
Los Osos 56/63
Morro Bay 54/61
Paso Robles 55/98
Pismo Beach 55/63
Pozo 56/100
San Luis Obispo 54/74
Santa Barbara 68/77
Santa Margarita 54/99
Santa Maria 54/75
Santa Ynez 52/91
Shandon 56/102
Shell Beach 55/63
Solvang 52/89
Templeton 55/89