Hot Weather Report

A massive high pressure system sitting to the east brought some vintage summer weather to the Santa Barbara area. The mercury soared from Santa Ynez to Summerland late last week and over the weekend as the fog monster stayed away and sunshine reigned supreme all day long for much of the county. While no major records were set locally according to the National Weather Service, daytime highs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all came pretty darn close. Triple digits were the norm for the Santa Ynez Valley while Santa Barbara topped out at just a few ticks over 90 degrees on Saturday afternoon. Forecasters expect the hot stuff to stick around for much of this holiday week as the high pressure system in question slowly starts to break down around the 4th of July.

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