Forecast for Friday evening June 3

A very persistent marine layer kept much of the coastline under gray and cool skies. Northwesterly winds are the culprit and even though fog is our main weather story, the turn of the coast from Point Conception south to about Santa Barbara allows the winds to turn offshore and push through the passes and canyons of the coastal mountains. A wind advisory is in effect for parts of the south coast of Santa Barbara and will remain in effect until very early Saturday morning. Again scattered fog will persist overnight and into Saturday more wind for the south coast is possible late Saturday. Highs will be in the 60s near the coast with possible 70s just inland and even high 80s are expected for the hottest areas.

Looking ahead, low pressure to the north and building high pressure to the west sets us up for a very typical June pattern. More coastal fog and isolated pockets of northerly winds are expected for much of the weekend and into next week. As the high pressure builds we should see less fog and better clearing as we approach next week. Inland regions will see a noticeable warming with the 90s not too far away. Coastal areas will likely experience more of a mix of sunshine and patchy fog, but temperatures are not expected to warm significantly. June is definitely here!