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Active weather pattern looks to relax for a bit

Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 23:00:33-05

Our storm system which arrived Wednesday continues to exit tonight. Replacing it will be some northeasterly winds during night and morning hours then, shifting out of the northwest during the afternoon.

This pattern will produce dry weather but mornings look cold. Upper 50s and low 60s highs can be expected at the coast for the next few days, but inland temps will struggle in the 50s for highs after starting the day in the mid to upper 20s. Dense ground fog is expected to continue to develop in the wind sheltered valleys during the night and morning. Coastal lows will be cold too: near freezing tonight prompting a frost advisory for the SLO coast. Even though inland temps will be colder no advisory is posted since freeze events are common in winter in the interior.

Another storm system will be in the ballpark late Sunday into Monday but it only introduces a slight chance of rain showers on Monday. Currently I don't have rain in the forecast since the chance looks to be around 20% or less but I could see it reintroduced should models become more confident in it. Otherwise I see a ridge of high pressure returning after that to start off 2020 with clear skies and dry weather.