Dry weather pattern continues

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 30, 2020

January has been a bust on rainfall for the Central Coast. SLO only has .34" while normal is 3.66" The entire Central Coast is 2-3" behind on rain for the month and February gets off to a very slow start.

I don't see anything thru the 8th. Now there are longer range runs which suggest mid-month could see a change but climate models and the official CPC forecast for the region is for below average rainfall for Feb.

We'll see more high clouds and haze into Friday. We'll still get plenty of 70s Friday and Saturday before a significant cooldown Sunday.

The offshore winds Friday morning look significantly strong, local gusts to 30 (isolated spots could be higher).

Winds turn around later Saturday and Sunday we'll see dramatically cooler temperatures as a dry cold front moves through. Winds 15-30mph from the NW will bring interior temps back into the 50s for highs with 60s returning to the coast. Clouds will also increase, I doubt we'll see any rain after several days of dry offshore winds.

Temps stay cool Monday and Tuesday before warming again during the middle of next week