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Rain holds off until later this week

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Highs clouds started streaming thru the Central Coast today as the ridge of high pressure is providing offshore surface winds but upper levels winds are still onshore.  The so-called "dirty ridge" is not the type of pattern that produced rain.

Now the ridge is pretty flat so a series of cold fronts will slide by us to the north.  Models have struggled with the feature at times suggesting lighter showers were possible for Tuesday but I still think we don't get much of a sniff of rain until Friday.  I think the front is also going to pass mostly to the north but we'll be close enough for some showers.  Sunday into Monday of next week looks better and the EURO model likes up to 1.5" of rain in parts of SLO County, the American GFS model is not as excited currently, however, the GFS has at times spotted the storm. It'll be something to watch thru this week as the sensitivity to rain along the Santa Barbara Southcoast is still quite high.

Temps will be in the 60s at the beaches, 70s in the coastal valleys and inland valleys in the upper 60s for most of the next 5 days until Frida's cold front brings the chance of rain.

Winds will be light offshore in the night and morning hours and weak onshore for Monday.


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