San Luis Obispo, California

Today we take a trip to the Southwest, where the big story the last few days have been unrelenting Santa Ana winds and massive brush fires kicking up from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Will San Luis Obispo be spared from nature’s fury as we head into the weekend?

At 950pm PDT, the temperature at San Luis Obispo, CA was 46 degrees under fair skies. High pressure continues to settle in from the Northern Rockies into the Central High Plains, keeping pretty much the entire Western US dry as a bone. Luckily, the Santa Ana’s will be weakening tomorrow after an intense event the last 3 days, which caused the Los Angeles NWS office to issue an Extreme Red Flag Warning, something that’s not in their official lexicon but they needed to convey the danger that 60-80mph winds an 1-5% humidity can cause. While a number of fires popped up, SLB avoided the worst of it, save for some air quality issues. Friday is expected to see some breezy conditions in the morning but settle down throughout the afternoon hours. After that, it looks to be a fairly pleasant weekend with generally subdued winds.

Friday: Sunny. High 81, Low 41.
Saturday: Sunny. High 79, Low 40.

TWC: Friday: Sunny. High 80, Low 43.
Saturday: Sunny. High 80, Low 41.

AW: Friday: Sunny and pleasant. High 80, Low 40.
Saturday: Sunny and pleasant. High 80, Low 38.

NWS: Friday: Sunny and breezy. High 80, Low 41.
Saturday: Sunny. High 78, Low 42.

WB: Friday: Sunny. High 79, Low 42.
Saturday: Sunny. High 80, Low 42.

WN: Friday: Sunny. High 80, Low 41.
Saturday: Sunny. High 78, Low 42.

FIO: Friday: Clear throughout the day. High 78, Low 47.
Saturday: Clear throughout the day. High 79, Low 50.

The Desert Southwest is pretty much clear as clear can be. The nearest significant cloud system is in the Northern Plains.