With gusty winds blowing across the Santa Ynez Mountains, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Santa Barbara County’s South Coast until 9 a.m. Saturday.
The weather service said northwest to northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph are expected through midmorning.
Motorists were advised to use caution while driving in and around Montecito, on Highway 154 over San Marcos Pass and on Highway 101 along the Gaviota coast.
The weekend forecast calls for sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s on Saturday and Sunday. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are possible below canyons and passes Saturday.
Temperatures are likely to drop to the low 50s on Saturday night, the weather service said, with local northwest winds around 15 mph.
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