Record heat in San Luis Obispo is possible this weekend

An unseasonable warm-up will occur this weekend, weather forecasters say, with the possibility of record-breaking temperatures Sunday.

High pressure is building over the Central Coast, and that means warm, sunny days, said John Lindsey, who has more than 20 years of experience forecasting area weather.

The record high in San Luis Obispo for Dec. 12 is 83 degrees, set in 1958, Lindsey said. With the conditions setting up, “We could definitely have a record-breaking day” Sunday, he said.

Lindsey was calling for a daytime high in the low 80s Sunday and possibly again Monday.

Gusty northeasterly winds will blow Saturday night, with strong blasts across eastern regions of San Luis Obispo — such as near French Hospital Medical Center. The offshore winds will make for crystal-clear skies.

Today will be mostly sunny, with highs in San Luis Obispo near 70.

Lindsey said the next chance for rain is Wednesday, when a weak cold front arrives.