The tower clock at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.
The tower clock at the Santa Barbara Courthouse will spring ahead this weekend for the beginning of daylight saving time. (Brooke Holland / Noozhawk photo)

Time springs forward on Sunday — you might lose an hour of sleep, but you’ll gain an hour of daylight.

Much of the nation will make the switch to daylight saving time from standard time on early Sunday morning.

Santa Barbara County residents should manually reset clocks forward an hour from the displayed time before going to bed Saturday night, or Sunday morning. 

The time officially will leap ahead at 2 a.m. Sunday.

That’s good news for people who like more daylight in the evening hours.

The annual clock-shifting means lighter afternoons and evenings for the spring and summer months. The change in daylight will move sunrises later into the morning and sunsets later into the evening.

Most smart-home devices and technology appliances will adjust the time automatically and “spring forward” an hour earlier, but it’s up to residents to switch analog clocks.

If you haven’t already done so, public-safety officials say now’s a good time to replace the batteries in home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Standard time returns Nov. 1.

In 2018, California voters approved a ballot measure to adopt year-round daylight saving time, but the progress has reportedly stalled in the state Capitol.

Even though voters approved the measure, ending the practice of setting the clocks back each November and springing forward in March requires a majority vote in Congress.

Noozhawk staff writer Brooke Holland can be reached at bholland@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.