A high-pressure ridge will continue to block any storm systems from moving into California, leaving the Golden State dry and relatively warm, with gentle to moderate, 8- to 18-mph northeasterly Santa Lucia winds during the night and morning hours Thursday.
High temperatures will range between the low and mid-80s in the coastal valleys and 70s in the inland valleys and along the beaches.
Farther inland, areas of fog and mist will continue to develop in the North County and the San Joaquin Valley during the overnight hours.
An upper-level low pressure system will track over the Central Coast on Friday and into Saturday with increasing northwesterly onshore winds, clouds and much cooler temperatures.
The model runs have pushed the next chance of rain for the Central Coast back to Feb. 18. It's rare to see a completely dry February in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Santa Ynez Temperatures
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
41/78 41/78 36/66 34/59 33/60 37/62 40/64
Ocean waters along the Central Coast will range between 54 and 56 degrees through Sunday.
Increasing northwesterly winds along the California coastline will generate a 2- to 4-foot northwesterly deep-water sea and swell, with a 5- to 8-second period, on Friday, increasing to 8 to 10 feet, with a 5- to 10-second period, on Saturday and into Sunday.
A long-period west-northwesterly swell is expected to arrive along our coastline on Feb. 14.
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