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Break out the sunscreen: This weekend will be sunny and warm

Crowds flock to Avila Beach to take advantage of the warm weather on Friday, April 21, 2017.
Crowds flock to Avila Beach to take advantage of the warm weather on Friday, April 21, 2017. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Break out the sunscreen and beach towels: Warm weather has returned to the Central Coast just in time for the weekend.

On Friday, hundreds of people took advantage of the pleasant conditions by spending the afternoon at Avila Beach.

After a dreary and chilly week, temperatures in San Luis Obispo County could warm to the mid-80s through Saturday, with the beaches expected to reach the mid-70s, according to forecasts.

That warm weather is predicted to persist into Sunday, thanks to the offshore Santa Lucia winds.

But it’s not summer yet — moderate to fresh gale force winds that are predicted to return Sunday afternoon could bring cooler temperatures and fog along the coastline. The cooler temperatures are expected to last throughout next week.

After the latest in a series of storms passed through the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County was looking rather lush and peaceful (albeit windy) on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Take in these breathtaking scenes from Templeton, Cambria, San Simeon,

The wildflowers are in bloom in San Luis Obispo County - especially along Highway 58 near the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The especially wet winter has led to an explosion of wildflowers along the Central Coast. The 2017 season is expected to

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