by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist
There is an upper level trough will deepening across California today bringing stronger onshore flow to the region.
Strong winds will road along primarily coastal areas and in the mountains and Southcoast in Santa Barbara county. Marine warnings and high surf advisories have also been issued along with these wind advisories:
There is a wind advisory for the Central Coast of both SLO and SB counties until 9pm
Northwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph this afternoon then continue into the early evening hours.
Winds will be strongest near the immediate coast and across higher terrain.
There is also a wind advisory for the SB county Mtns. and Southcoast from 3pm until 3am Thursday for pass and canyon winds 25-35 with gusts to 50mph.
Travel along all major roadways can be impacted, high profile vehicles are most prone for difficulty.
An extension or re-issuing of these advisories is likely due to expected winds again on Thursday.