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Cloudy skies Friday, rain makes a comeback this weekend into next

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 13, 2020

An onshore flow could bring drizzle or light rain in many areas starting Friday night to Sunday as a more significant storm brings heavier precipitation next week.

Gray and drizzly conditions look to continue this weekend with higher chances of rain in the foothills and mountains early Saturday.

Moderate 15-25 mile per hour southerly winds will be steady throughout most of the weekend. Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy and the next big chance for rain will be Sunday.

On Sunday, a slow moving cold front will make its way across San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties. The timing of this storm is still tricky, but it looks like it will bring a longer duration of rain and wind gusts.

The peak of the rain looks to fall Monday into Tuesday late morning. This system isn't as unstable as we saw earlier this week, but thunderstorms again are possible.

Cooler temperatures are expected as this storm could bring snow as low as 3,000 ft late Monday and could impact drivers on the I-5 over the Grapevine.

Daytime highs look to reach upper 50's at the beach, low 60's in the coastal valleys and inland communities.

This storm is on track to bring wet conditions through Wednesday before it fizzles out and leaves lingering drizzles.

Continued rain chances through Thursday and Friday have lowered, but another system on the heels looks to strengthen but timing is uncertain.