A record high temperature for the date of 91 degrees was set at the Santa Maria Public Airport on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles/Oxnard Office. 

The toasty temperature topped the old mark of 88 degrees set in 1979. 

That appeared to be the only new record Wednesday, since records in other cities “were too high due to a big heat wave back in 1979,” according to the National Weather Service. 

For those missing the more mild weather, relief is in sight.

Thursday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a warm day, with cooler temperatures for the coast and valleys. 

However, another round of gusty northerly winds could occur across canyons in parts of Santa Barbara County on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

Temperatures should drop 10 degrees from Wednesday to Thursday, with 80 degrees expected in Santa Maria and 82 in Santa Barbara.

The mercury will dip into the 70s, and partly cloudy skies are expected Friday and through the weekend.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.