A Heat Advisory has been issued for Friday for Santa Barbara County inland and mountain areas, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory, in effect from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., includes the communities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Vandenberg AFB, and the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as the Santa Ynez Mountains and the San Rafael and Dick Smith wilderness areas.
High temperatures in those areas are expected between 94 and 104 degrees.
“Very high temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible” according to the advisory. “Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”:
The South Coast and other coastal areas should see milder temperatures, with highs in the lower-80s.
Over the weekend and through next week, daytime highs should be in the mid-70s along the coast, and in the upper-80s and low-90s inland.
Overnight lows are expected in the low-50s.
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