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