UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: Updated models show that the moisture may stick around until Thursday night, increasing the chance for another day of colorful sunsets, meteorologist John Lindsey said. The data also shows "a strong possibility" for a few scattered sprinkles, drizzle and mist on the Central Coast through Thursday, he added.
Original story: A plume of subtropical moisture from an island storm has set the stage for some spectacular-looking sunsets up and down the Central Coast this week, said John Lindsey, PG&E meteorologist.
Wednesday evening is the last chance to snap sunset photos before the conditions, which have produced partly to mostly cloudy skies, leave the area Thursday and are replaced by a thick marine layer.
“There will be some leftover humidity, but the return of fog will occur along the coast and coastal valleys Thursday,” Lindsey said.
The moisture comes from Tropical Storm Guillermo near Hawaii. Any related thunderstorms and rain remained in high-elevation areas outside San Luis Obispo County in the Sierra Nevada, Lindsey said.
Warm, less muggy conditions are expected in San Luis Obispo County from Saturday into Tuesday, he added.