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Warm temps continue tomorrow, chance of rain Christmas Day

Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 20:35:21-05


Strong off-shore winds carried through Wednesday morning, but died off this afternoon.

Mild temperatures can be expected again Thursday with some areas reaching low- 70’s.

Near normal temperatures for this time a year will return this weekend as temperatures drop into mid-60’s for most of the area.

There are two low pressure systems forecasted for this week.

One is moving across the Pacific northwest but weakens on arrival in SLO County.

That front is unlikely to produce rain but rather cooler temperatures and clouds on Friday.

The second system is expected to come into the area late Monday into Christmas day.

The track of the low could limit rainfall amounts, but it could bring bringing colder and windy conditions with a 20-30% chance of rain Tuesday.

A high surf advisory remains in place until noon Friday for SLO and Santa Barbara counties.

Surf expected to be 10 to 15 ft with max sets at 17 ft through Friday.

A small craft advisory remains in effect for the south coast of Santa Barbara County as well as a beach hazard statement expiring December 20 at 10 p.m.