Despite the morning fog and cool temperatures, Easter Sunday turned out to be very pleasant with abundant sunshine and rather mild temperatures. A wind advisory is in effect for parts of the south coast of Santa Barbara that will last through Monday morning. Northerly winds could blow up to 40 mph under the passes and canyons. Monday will more or less mirror our Easter weather with early morning fog and cool temperatures giving way to partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. More wind could develop over parts of the south coast but should remain below advisory levels.
Looking ahead, we expect a fairly quiet start to the work week. Light afternoon and early evening winds may develop near Santa Barbara. Temperatures will warm slightly mid-week with highs mostly in the 60s and 70s. A very slight chance of wetting will come into play for areas north of Pt. Conception on Tuesday. Scattered morning fog will also persist near the coast. A second wave of humidity will begin to threaten the region around Thursday and Friday. We expect precipitation as this system has good momentum and our forecast models have been fairly consistent with the odds. Again, the betting threats seem to be further north as you go. We’ll be watching closely and keeping you posted with our fingers crossed for more rain!