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More rain, snow chances for the Central Coast Thursday

Posted at 5:32 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 11:43:16-05

The Central Coast is still experiencing cold and wet conditions Thursday. More rain is in the forecast after the first day of this cold front didn’t produce much. There’s still potential for rain totals to reach .25’’ and .50’’ when this system exits the area Thursday night. According to weather models, the rain will be the most intense from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with potential for hail and thunderstorms.

24-hour rainfall totals
Rocky Butte: 0.11”
Paso Robles: 0.02”
Templeton: 0.12”
Santa Margarita: 0.20”
Arroyo Grande: 0.02”
Santa Maria: 0.04”
Vandenberg AFB: 0.27”
Vandenberg Village: 0.17”
Lompoc: 0.37”
Las Cruces: 0.21”
Gaviota: 0.20”
Refugio Pass: 0.15”

A winter weather advisory will remain in place through 10:00 p.m. Thursday for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties as more snowfall continues to be in the forecast. The mountains and foothills could still receive more light snowfall. Cuyama and California Valley could still get  0.1’’-0.4’’ of snow through Thursday. Other areas around 1,500 feet could be impacted as well, which could include Highway 101 at Cuesta Grade. Cool overnight lows from the upper 20s through the  mid-30s have prompted a freeze watch that will go into effect late Thursday night and last through Friday morning.

Northwesterly winds will be mild to moderate ranging from 15-25 miles per hour with potential for gusts to be close to 40 mph.


The rain has brought some beautiful sights! #beonksby

Posted by Tena Honeyman on Wednesday, February 20, 2019