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More rain, wind expected Sunday and Monday for Central Coast

Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 12:17:53-05

Our rainy weekend will continue Sunday with mostly cloudy skies with showers on and off throughout the Central Coast.

It will be a struggle for the temperatures to reach 60 degrees along the coast and the valleys. Much of the area will be about 8 degrees below normal for this time of the year.

The ground which is already saturated will not have much of a chance to dry out so make sure to drive carefully and avoid standing water.

Water runoff Sunday morning on Broad Street near Los Ranchos Rd in San Luis Obispo

Early Sunday morning, at 1:25 a.m., the National Weather Service and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management issued a tornado warning for Santa Ynez, Solvang and El Capitan State beach area.

KSBY Chief Meteorologist Dave Hovde says the warning was sounded as the thunderstorm and upper level low passing through the area produced “a rotational component.” The early morning storms also produced small amounts of hail throughout the region. No damage was reported.

The warning was cancelled by 2:15 a.m.

Standing water in roadway ditch on Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo Sunday morning

A trough will move into the area Monday and bring a more organized band of showers during the morning hours.

In the afternoon, a secondary line of showers are expected with a possible .5 to 1 inch per hour rainfall rates. A flash flood watch could be issued on Monday for the burn scar areas on the Central Coast.

It will also be windy on Monday throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties with possible wind advisories anticipated.