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Additional 1-3″ of rain, strong wind possible through Tuesday

Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 02:51:32-05

Hang on to your umbrellas because drizzle and scattered rain showers are expected to last through Sunday night with two more storm systems headed our way. Another cold front paired with rain is set to move through the Central Coast on Monday and Tuesday.

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While some of the showers in the future may be briefly heavy, national weather service officials say the threat of damaging mud and debris flows has decreased significantly.

Strong winds are expected to pair with moderate to heavy rain Monday morning. Southerly winds (30-40 mph) are forecast for Monday, shifting to the 25- 35 mph range on Tuesday. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will likely occur between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday.

Snow levels will drop to around 4,500 feet with heavy snow expected in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Total rainfall amounts with Monday’s system should range between one and two inches. That is on top of the several inches the Central Coast has already seen.

Monday night into Tuesday, the Central Coast could see between 0.25 and 0.75 inches of additional rain. This system will pack the coldest punch, but will not have a lot of moisture associated with it.

Wednesday into Thursday, mostly clear conditions will develop into late week. Daytime highs are expected to stay cool, only reaching the low to mid-50s in nearly all locations on the Central Coast.

A high surf advisory remains in effect for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties through 11 a.m. Monday. Breaking waves will build to 12-19 feet by Monday afternoon.

There’s a chance unsettled weather will make a return on Friday.