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Mostly cloudy skies Tuesday before rain arrives late Tuesday night

Posted at 4:18 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 09:13:26-05

The Central Coast will get one more day of dry conditions before patterns of wet weather roll through the area that will last through the end of the weekend. Daytime highs for Tuesday will range from the upper 50s to the mid-60s with mostly cloudy skies. A wind advisory is in place through Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Winds across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties will range from 25-35 miles per hour with potential for wind gusts to get up to 50 mph.

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There are two storms in the forecast for this week and the first one will start brewing late Tuesday night, and according to weather models, it will start close to the north coast in areas like San Simeon and Cambria. The system picks up in the overnight hours heading into Wednesday. Periods of intense rainfall will last from around 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., but shower activity will continue for most of the day. It isn’t until early Thursday morning that the rain will really start to break up. Around 0.5’’-1.5’’of rain is possible with this system for the coastal valleys and beaches. More generous rainfall totals are in the forecast for the foothills in northwest San Luis Obispo County where more than 2’’ of rainfall is a possibility.

The second system on tap for this week is expected Saturday and it’s being categorized as an atmospheric river, which could produce some significant rainfall. Rainfall totals have varied with this one, but it looks like it could produce 0.5’’-1.5’’ of rain. Lingering showers are also in the forecast for Sunday, so we can expect a wet weekend.