Lots of people at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara.
Lots of people turned out at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara on Saturday to enjoy summery weather, with highs in the high-70s and low-80s. A Heavy Advisory was issued for some Santa Barbara County inland and mountain areas, which temperatures potentially in the triple digits. (Mike Eliason photo)

It was definitely a beach day in Santa Barbara on Saturday, and balmy weather should persist for the next few days, with a gradual cooling trend, according to the National Weather Service.

Large crowds flocked to the shoreline to seek relief from temperatures in the upper-70s and low-80s.

Sunday should see more of the same, although slightly cooler.

Some inland and mountain locations were considerably hotter, and a Heat Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Ynez and Cuyama valleys, and mountains areas including San Marcos Pass and Los Padres National Forest.

Forecasters were calling for Saturday afternoon highs from 92 to 102 degrees, with evening temperatures cooling down to the upper-80s.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Heat illnesses are possible for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration, according to the National Weather Service.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the advisory states.

The advisory was set to expire at 9 p.m. Saturday. 

Sunny skies are forecast through the coming week, with highs easing to the upper-60s and lower-70s.

Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

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