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End to heat wave in sight, but not as soon as originally expected for Central and South Coasts

The Central and South Coasts could see above average temperatures through the end of the work week.

And, believe it or not, there could be rain for parts of Tri-Counties this coming weekend.

The heat wave is continuing to scorch much of the Central and South Coasts, and it’s now looking like we could be impacted longer than originally expected.

The high pressure behind the hot weather is expected to stick around through mid-week. It means more temperatures between 85 and 95 on the coast, and to around 110 in the valleys.

The Extreme Heat Warning looks like it will remain in place through Friday for most of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

But, there’s a twist in the forecast for the weekend. There’s a possibility of rain, especially south of Point Conception. Tropical Cyclone Kay, which is south of Baja California, could become a hurricane, and send some subtropical moisture our direction. Thunderstorms are expected in South Coast mountains but it could turn into more general rainfall.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.