Dry, cool and mostly clear conditions developing Wednesday will continue into Thursday. Afternoon highs are expected only to reach the low to mid-50s through Thursday, with overnight lows in the 30s in sheltered valley locations.

The next chance for precipitation will be Friday and at times over the weekend as another colder-type low-pressure system may move through the Santa Ynez Valley with rain and mountain snowfall.

There is a chance that unsettled weather may continue at times next week.

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

31/54 32/56 39/54 35/60 37/60 38/61

Seawater Temperatures

Pacific Ocean waters along the coastline will range between 55 and 57 degrees into Sunday.

Surf Report

A 5- to 7-foot northwesterly deep-water swell, with an 11- to 15-second period, expected along our coastline Wednesday will decrease to 4 to 6 feet, with an 8- to 16-second period, on Thursday into Friday.

An 8- to 10-foot northwesterly deep-water sea and swell, with a 5- to 25-second period, is forecast to arrive along our coastline Saturday into Sunday.

Your Weekly PG&E Safety Tip

When heavy rain falls, remember to slow down to avoid hydroplaning, especially on the freeway and when approaching puddles on the pavement.

Hydroplaning occurs when a thin layer of water builds up between a vehicle’s tires and the pavement, causing a loss of traction and control as the wheels skate across the water.

The higher the speed, the greater the chance it will happen, and even all-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive vehicles are not immune to the phenomenon.

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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