The Freeze Warning that brought the Central Coast frosty and icy morning conditions Wednesday morning is back through the 9 o’clock hour on Thursday. A frost warning is also in place for the Santa Barbara County south coast through 9:00 a.m.
Here are some of the overnight low temperatures as of 4:00 a.m.:
Santa Ynez: 32 degrees
California Valley: 29 degrees
Shandon: 33 degrees
Pismo Beach: 35 degrees
Goleta: 38 degrees
The afternoon will again bring cooler daytime highs. Parts of the interior valleys will be in the upper 40s, while other areas will stay close to the low 50s. The coastal valleys and beaches will range from the mid to upper 50s.
More rain is projected to get to the Central Coast by Friday afternoon. Weather models indicate it won’t reach the Santa Barbara County south coast until early Saturday morning and by then most of the system will start to clear up. This system is not moisture driven and will not bring much rainfall, so amounts look to be anywhere from.25’’-.5’’. By Sunday, another system coming from the north will swoop through the area and bring more light and scattered rain. Overnight lows will continue to be in the 30s, possibly 20s, for certain areas so there continues to be an opportunity for morning frost and ice. The combination of rain and near-freezing temperatures could again produce snow flurries for parts of the Central Coast.