A low pressure system approaches the region on Saturday bringing cooler temperatures and increasing clouds. There will be a chance of rain Saturday night into Sunday, with a warming and drying trend early next week.
Thursday was a generally cloudy day over the area. The good news of the forecast is that Friday looks like a nice day, partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures with 70s at the coastal valleys and upper 70s inland. However this is a bit of a tease, clouds increase Saturday and temps will drop 5-10 degrees from Friday’s highs.
Sunday a low drops into California as part of the large upper level trough over The West. Sunday morning rain looks likely.
An upper trough continues to linger over The West. One more upper low will drop in later Saturday thru Sunday for more showers on Sunday.
Looks like that system lifts out in the early hours Monday morning. The holiday weekend outlook may not be perfect but it won’t be a washout either. Monday into the middle of next week temps will start to warm, particularly inland where 80s return.
Low pressure will keep cool temperatures and chances of intermittent showers over the area into Memorial Day weekend. Windy conditions in the afternoon and evenings
An upper trough is lingering over The West and areas of low pressure and cool unstable air aloft will combine to bring another round of showers Tuesday into early Wednesday.
More scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible well into the evening as instability still rotated around the low pressure center near us.
Saturday will start off just fine but clouds will be on the increase throughout the morning. A few scattered showers are possible in the afternoon
Friday looks like a partly cloudy day.
Saturday will be a day of transition. Clouds increase into the afternoon when a few scattered showers are possible but a better chance of rain is Saturday night into Sunday.
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A cold front will move thru the area tonight bringing rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms into Thursday morning. Some lingering scattered showers will take place Thursday as NW winds increase to 15-25mph with some higher gusts. All this will push temps down significantly.
The area will be dry by Friday, but another storm system brings a chance for rain Saturday night.
We are still in the calm before a larger storm Wednesday night into Thursday. The weather much of Wednesday will see increasing clouds and winds later in the afternoon. While a few showers are possible before the evening it is much more likely that heavier rains hold off until Wednesday evening into Thursday.
The low pressure system on the way is a winter-style system with strong support from upper level winds. This will turn surface winds SW in the afternoon and evening priming the pump for larger rain potential.
The upper low which produced showers and some thunderstorms will pull off tonight into Saturday. For most the rain chances end tonight but for Santa Barbara county they could linger into Saturday afternoon.
The good news is that temps rebound quickly, 70s for the coast Saturday with 80s inland and inland temps warm further on Mother’s Day into the mid-80s.
The rain stays to the east until Friday morning when a low will start pulling in showers from the east, combined with some cold air aloft and daytime heating some of the showers will also include scattered thunderstorms, especially at higher elevations and the interior (there is a diminished chance near the coast).
While the peak of the activity looks to be Friday mid-day and afternoon there will be continued opportunities for scattered rain and thunderstorms into Saturday afternoon.
A little better clearing for coastal areas today while inland skies cleared in the late morning, slightly higher temps resulted.
Cloud cover re-develops for the coast and inland areas overnight with less clearing into the afternoon Thursday (partial clearing but not complete).
Thursday night an upper low comes in from the Pacific and merges with a trough backing into the area from the east. This new and stronger upper low starts near the Central Coast and looks to drift SE into southern CA into Saturday.
Plenty of cloud cover for coastal areas today while inland skies cleared, so there was a real blend on temps from 60s at the beaches to 70s inland. I think we’ll continue to see plenty of coastal clouds Wednesday. Inland some night and morning clouds are again possible but slightly warmer temps are likely Wednesday inland with mid-70s in the forecast.
Things get interesting Thursday. An upper low comes in from the Pacific and merges with a trough backing into the area from the east. This new and stronger upper low starts near the Central Coast and looks to drift SE into southern CA into Saturday.
The low-pressure system will brought us showers will slide east Tuesday. There will be significant night and morning cloud cover with afternoon clearing. Winds will be NW in the afternoon the next couple of days up to 20mph, winds in the SLO county interior will be SW late in the afternoons up to 20mph.
Highs Tuesday will range from the low 60s at the beaches to the mid 60s in the coastal valleys and low 70s inland.
An upper low-pressure system will track thru the Central Coast on Sunday into Monday with increasing clouds, rain and a chance of thunderstorms. At this time, rain showers should start Sunday morning and continue through Monday morning. Total rainfall amounts are expected to range between 0.10 and 0.33 of an inch.
The low-pressure system will rotate off to the east on Tuesday, leaving behind partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures.
Friday looks to be a transitional day to cooler weather for the weekend. We will still see NW wind with some night and morning marine layer. Inland temps should still manage high 70s and low 80s Friday but coastal valleys will drop into the upper 60s and lower 70s with beaches in the low to mid 60s.
High pressure is building over the Central Coast for the next few days. it’ll produce some 15-20mph northwesterly winds, mostly sunny skies and warmer weather.
The interior valleys should hit the low 80s Thursday, while the coastal valleys will see another day in the lower 70s due to the afternoon onshore winds.
Today the Central Coast interior locations didn’t get much clearing while coastal areas did, this is called reverse clearing as the trend is typically the opposite of this. Some weak high pressure is building on Wednesday and should result in better inland clearing and warming temperatures there over the next few days.