Fall heat wave brings 100-degree heat to SLO

Hot, dry weather brought temperatures soaring into the triple digits in some areas of San Luis Obispo County on Thursday, although no records were broken for this date.

The temperature hit 100 degrees at the San Luis Obispo airport, sweltering but not the 109 degrees that set a record in 1980, said PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. The high in Paso Robles was 96 degrees, while along the coast temperatures reached into the upper 80s, he said.

Just to the south, Santa Maria’s high of 100 degrees broke a 1991 record of 91 degrees.

Offshore Santa Lucia winds well continue to bring high temperatures to the county for another couple of days. Even hotter weather is forecast for Friday, with beaches hitting the low 90s, while coastal valleys and the North County should expect highs in the upper 90s, Lindsey said.

By Saturday afternoon, winds will reverse and bring a cooler, moister onshore flow that could mean morning low clouds and even some drizzle by Monday and continue through most of the week.