A cold system arrives Wednesday

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 20:41:29-05

A low pressure system slides thru the Central Coast Wednesday and it is a cold system. This will mean low snow levels, perhaps as low as 1500ft at times and lighter rainfall totals. I think we’ll see less than .40″ of rain from a system that is mostly showery.  That said, there is the possibility of occasional small hail with the system as well.

Lows tonight will again be cold tonight (but not quite as cold as Tuesday morning). A frost advisory has been posted for the Central Coast coastal valleys for spotty areas of frost.

Showers look to arrive after sunrise Wednesday and continue on and off into Thursday late morning. Breezy NW winds also develop Wednesday afternoon: 15-25mph for most of the coast with some higher gusts.

Offshore winds and dry conditions are expected for the weekend but temps stay on the cool side with it being a struggle to hit 60.

We could see a shower chances the middle to late next week.

After that the next big opportunity looks to be around the 3rd-4th with a strong low pressure system and possible connection to subtropical moisture. While this is a ways out…it is picked up by several models and bears monitoring.