After a cool and rainy weekend, sunshine and above-normal temperatures should return to Santa Barbara County by Thanksgiving Day.

The National Weather Service said a building high-pressure ridge will clear out the gray skies, beginning Monday. Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the mid-60s through Wednesday with overnight lows in the 50s.

Daytime highs should reach the upper 60s on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, before climbing into the 70s through the weekend. The late-week temperatures are expected to be a few degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, the weather service said.

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