Weather Blurb

Mar 29, 2014 10:08 PM by Victoria Johnson, KSBY News

Rain expected this week

Three weather systems are expected this week. The first front will bring a 70 percent chance of showers north of Point Conception tonight into Sunday morning. Showers are forecasted to be less than a half an inch by Sunday morning. Snow is likely after midnight tonight in the Santa Barbara County Mountains. Snow accumulation could be up to one inch. High clouds have been increasing and temperatures across the Central Coast have dropped up to five degrees compared to Friday. Temperatures will continue to drop Sunday. Winds are expected between 15-25 miles per hour over the next few days. A slight chance of thunderstorms, up to an inch of rain and mountain snow at the 4,000-5,000 foot level in Santa Barbara County is expected as a result of the second system Monday night into Tuesday night. There is a 50 percent chance of rain Monday afternoon, increasing to a 70 percent chance of rain by Monday evening. Gusty winds will persist through this period. The Santa Barbara South Coast could see wind gusts up to 40-50 miles per hour. The frontal system is expected to pass through Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to remain below normal through Wednesday. Santa Barbara County Mountains could see snow Wednesday morning and Thursday and Friday night. A third system could bring a 20 percent chance of rain late Thursday into Friday.

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