How Hot Will It Get? Coast Much Cooler Than Predicted, But Inland Areas Will Sizzle

Aug 28, 2017

Parts of the Central and South Coasts could see record temperatures for the next few days, but it all depends on your location.

A stronger than expected marine layer resulted in the cancellation of heat advisories and excessive heat warnings for coastal areas Monday.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Santa Barbara was only at 68, and Oxnard at 70, instead of the 90 degree temperatures originally expected. Inland, things heated up, with Simi Valley at 92 by 11 a.m.

We could see temperatures from 98 to more than 110 in the inland valleys, and 100 to 110 in the mountains at least through Wednesday. Forecasters say it’s a bit trickier to tell what’s going to happen next with the marine layer, but if it thins out, coastal areas could still reach around 90 degrees.

There is an increased brush fire danger due to the heat and low humidity with weak sundowner winds in the forecast for the Santa Ynez Mountains Monday through Wednesday nights.