Thunderstorms over northeastern Santa Barbara county and western Ventura county produced flash flooding and rain rates up to and possibly exceeding an inch per hour. This activity didn’t cover a wide area and shouldn’t with limited steering flow the storms form and essentially stay in the same area.
The storms are driven by cold air aloft combined with daytime heating, when the sun starts to set the activity will end…but it should re-appear the next three afternoons.
Mentioned this yesterday in the forecast and some activity is already poppin’
Friday it looks like the activity could be more wide-spread and also include the mountains of SLO county as well. There is a small chance these storms could drift into interior valley communities. These next few afternoons folks in the interior should continue to pay attention to the forecast.
Outside of the thunderstorm chances it is business as usual at the coast: night and morning low clouds and afternoon clearing. Beaches in the 60 with coastal valleys in the 70s and interior valleys into the mid 80s. No real change thru the weekend. Next week interior temps should crawl into the lower 90s.