The foggy skies that have kept San Luis Obispo County cooler than normal this summer scored yet another distinction this morning, according to local weather forecaster John Lindsey.
“This morning's coastal low clouds have made it all the way to the California Valley, which doesn't happen that often in the summertime,” he said.
California Valley is on the county’s northeastern side, and routinely is clear, sunny and the hottest place in the county in the summer, with highs over 100 degrees a daily occurrence.
Closer to the coast, heavy drizzle greeted motorists this morning. Lindsey said clearing will occur this afternoon for San Luis Obispo and some beaches.
Temperatures will remain cool, however. Beaches will be in just the 60s, while the thermometer will rise into the low 70s in San Luis Obispo. The North County will be in just the 80s, while it will be near 90 in California Valley.
By Thursday, however, temperatures will begin rising to more normal levels as a warming trend begins, Lindsey said. That would be mean highs in the 80s for San Luis Obispo and 90s for Paso Robles.
-- Tad Weber