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Increasing cloud cover Tuesday before rain arrives early Wednesday morning

Posted at 5:04 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 09:58:41-05

Tuesday morning will be partly sunny before more cloudy conditions arrive in the afternoon. A Frost Advisory is in effect for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties through 8:00 a.m. as overnight lows continue to be near freezing temperatures.

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Tuesday will actually be one of the warmest days of the next week with temperatures for the coastal valleys and beaches ranging from the mid to upper 60s. The interior valleys will still be closer to the upper 50s to low 60s. Fifteen to 25 mile per hour winds are in the forecast throughout the afternoon before increasing close to 40 mph around midnight. Strong winds are likely through Thursday and will go hand-in-hand with stormy conditions. There’s a possibility the area could experience wind gusts up to 50 mph.

The Central Coast can expect rain as early as Tuesday night, but it will be closer to midnight. Weather models indicate the heaviest rainfall periods will be between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., however, Santa Barbara County officials say the rainfall rates will stay below debris flow thresholds. The rain will be fairly consistent throughout the day Wednesday before a second round of the storm arrives early Thursday. Similar to the timing of Wednesday’s storm, heavier rainfall rates will be in the morning from about 6:00 a.m. to noon. This system could bring 1’’-2.5’’ of rain for the coastal valleys and beaches and 2.5’’-4’’ for the foothills and mountains.

Heading into the weekend, some uncertainty still remains on the weather pattern, however, scattered showers  are possible Friday and Sunday.