A weak cold front will pass over the Santa Ynez Valley late Thursday morning, bringing increasing clouds, widespread cooling and a few areas of drizzle and light rain showers during the frontal passage.

Otherwise, the main effect of the system will be moderate gale-force to fresh gale-force, 32 to 46 mph northwesterly winds onThursday afternoon.

A transitory ridge of high pressure will produce strong to gale-force, 25 to 38 mph northeasterly Santa Lucia winds, clear skies and warmer temperatures Friday into Saturday.

Longer-range forecast models then show the potential for wet and unsettled weather to return Monday into Tuesday.

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

43/65 38/72 40/81 43/75 41/65 40/64 43/67

Seawater Temperatures

Pacific Ocean waters will range between 49 and 53 degrees through Sunday along the Central Coast.

Surf Report

Moderate to fresh gale-force, 32 to 46 mph northwesterly winds will generate an 8- to 10-foot northwesterly deep-water sea and swell, with a 5- to 14-second period, Thursday.

An 11- to 13-foot northwesterly deep-water swell, with a 16- to 18-second period, will arrive along our coastline Friday, decreasing to 8 to 10 feet, with a 13- to 15-second period, Saturday into Sunday.

Your Weekly PG&E Safety Tip

Always consider downed power lines still active. Stay away from the lines and keep others away from them.

Call 911 immediately to report the location of a downed line. After reporting the location, call PG&E’s Residential Customer Service Center toll-free at 800-743-5000.

John Lindsey is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com or follow him on Twitter @PGE_John.

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