Some Sunday PM showers otherwise a mostly dry forecast

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 23:44:23-05

The issue with the Sunday rain isn’t the potential for light accumulations rather the potential to limit viewing of the total lunar eclipse Sunday night.  That happens between 8:41 and 9:43 p.m. Even though the moon will be larger and brighter than usual (when not in eclipse) due to the moon being as close as it gets to us, clouds could get in the way of all of this.  This is the so-called Super Wolf Blood Moon.  Right now it looks like the cold front moving thru the Central Coast a little before the eclipse, there is a chance it could clear in time but definitely not ideal in terms of timing.

Let’s rewind a bit and break down Saturday’s weather.  Offshore winds and partly cloudy skies for Saturday. 60s inthe interior valleys and 70s for the coast, even mid to upper 70s for some.  Again that warm-up is short lived due to the late Sunday cold front and shower potential.

Monday thru the rest of the week look dry as high pressure settles in, at the coast partly cloudy skies and seasonal highs are expected.  Inland night and morning low clouds and fog are likely with clearing holding highs in the lower 60s.

Models are showing that, other than Sunday, the rest of the month could stay dry.