Quiet weather into the weekend when showers return

Posted at 3:23 PM, Mar 31, 2020

We are seeing just some high clouds over the area today. Some offshore flow during the night and morning hours are driving some warmer temperatures. Those winds will continue the next few mornings. The larger wind story today is in the Santa Barbara county mountains and passes, as expected the winds have picked up and an advisory has been posted for gust potential to 45mph.

I think winds ease a bit Wednesday which might result in minor cooling, but not much. A similar story plays out Thursday but Friday could see a temp boost with temporary high pressure returning.

The upcoming weekend will see a weak area of low pressure swinging thru northern California on Saturday bringing some rain to the San Francisco Bay. The passing low to the north on Saturday may usher in some clouds and slightly cooler temperatures, but the forecast area will remain dry.

Quick on the heels of the passing low pressure system another stronger and more pronounced low pressure system will move through the state. This system will have a higher likelihood of rain early Sunday for the Central Coast. Rain chances will lingering into Monday.

Some climate modeling is showing continued opportunities in early April, so the rain season continues and we need it to because all areas remain in a seasonal shortage.