Temperatures expected to decrease throughout county
Nature put on a thunder-and-lightning show on a hot and rainy Monday night, but the weather calmed down by Tuesday morning.
What’s more, it’s beginning to feel like fall — after a couple more days of summerlike conditions. Highs were around 80 Tuesday in Santa Barbara, where people were enjoying a day in the sun at East Beach.
Today throughout Santa Barbara County, it’ll be cooler. Clouds will roll in today, and showers are predicted Friday throughout the county, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast for Santa Barbara calls for highs of 74 today, 70 on Thursday and 68 on Friday.
In the land of microclimates, it’s even cooler at UCSB, where today’s high is expected to be 68. That’s followed by highs of 65 on Thursday and 65 on Friday.
Highs in Santa Maria are expected to be 68 today, 67 on Thursday and 65 on Friday.
The forecast for Lompoc is 68 today, 65 on Thursday and 64 on Friday.
Santa Ynez is expected to cool off greatly, with a high of 76 today, 74 on Thursday and 69 on Friday.
Even consistently hot Cuyama is getting some relief, with the forecast calling for highs of 77 today, 76 on Thursday and 68 on Friday.
By Saturday, the clouds will drift away, and it’ll be sunny in Santa Barbara. But the weather will behave. It won’t get too hot, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast for Santa Barbara calls for a high of 70 on Saturday, followed by a high of 78 on Sunday. Then comes another dive: a predicted high of 68 for Monday.
It’ll remain mostly or partly cloudy in Santa Maria, where the National Weather Service predicts a high of 70 on Saturday, 73 on Sunday, then 66 on Monday.
Things will stay partly cloudy and cool in Lompoc, where the forecast calls for highs of 67 on Saturday, 71 on Sunday and 65 on Monday.
Santa Ynez is expected to see a sunny day Saturday with a high of 75. Then as things warm up, some clouds will roll back in on Sunday, which has a predicted high of 80. Monday’s high is expected to ease back to 76.
And it’ll be comfortable this weekend in Cuyama. On sunny Saturday, a high of 68 is predicted, followed by more sunshine and a high of 76 on both Sunday and Monday.