High pressure from the desert southwest that brought another period of hot weather in the interior, contrasted with cool and foggy conditions at the coast, on Tuesday will continue into Friday.

But temperatures reaching to about 100 degrees at midweek in the Santa Ynez Valley should begin to cool for the upcoming weekend as the high-pressure area moves eastward again.

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

58/104 60/102 61 /99 60/95 --/-- --/-- --/--

Seawater Temperatures

Pacific Ocean waters along the coast will riange between 51 and 54 degree through Friday.

Surf Report

Wednesday’s 3- to 5-foot northwesterly deep-water sea and swell, with a 5- to 9-second period, is expected to decrease to 3 to 5 feet with the same period into Thursday.

But an increasing hurricane swell from the south could arrive along our coastline this weekend.

Your Weekly PG&E Safety Tip

When summer heat drives families to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean, it’s important to actively supervise children in and around water. Give them your undivided attention. Appoint a designated “water watcher” and take turns with other adults in that duty.

Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. Make sure they are aware of uneven bottom surfaces, river currents, ocean undertows and changing weather.

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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News Editor

Mike Hodgson is news editor at the Santa Ynez Valley News, where he writes about local government, special events and the people who live in the Valley. He has been a photographer, writer, news editor and managing editor at weekly newspapers since 1972

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