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Active weather pattern for the holiday week

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 20:56:23-05

Residents everywhere in California should pay extra attention to the forecast for the next week. In general unsettled weather will affect us from early Sunday through Friday.

The first system should arrive Sunday into Sunday night. Gusty southerly winds will accompany this storm, with the potential for providing heavier rain in upslope flow. Rain totals are expected to be between 0.50 to 1 inch of rain, but higher totals up to 1.50 inches will be possible along south-facing foothill and mountain locations.

Following this storm, scattered rain could continue Monday, with isolated rain and snow showers Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.

Another storm system will approach the area, with rain and lower mountain snow levels.

This system has the potential to produce at least light snow at mountain pass level, with potential impacts on holiday travel. This storm looks to be Wednesday into Thursday with yet another system Friday next week possible. Cumulatively for all the systems parts of the Central Coast could see 1 to nearly 4" of rain between now and the end of next week.