Rain returns early Wednesday

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 20:00:09-05

The big story across California today is the strong Santa Ana wind event across southern CA. For the Central Coast we are too far away and there are no wind advisories, but 10-25mph offshore winds are possible again Tuesday morning which will clear out coastal skies. Inland the clear skies are producing freezing overnight lows.

We'll see another day Tuesday with highs in the mid-60s at the coast with lower 60s inland.

There is a storm system approaching California late Tuesday night into Wednesday. It'll run into a pretty dry airmass on arrival so I think it holds rain totals for most under .20", the north coast of SLO county could see as much as a half. I think many locations end up with .10" or less.

Partly cloudy skies, mild temperatures and dense valley fog is forecast on Thursday into Friday.

A potentially stronger storm with higher amounts of rain is possible Sunday into Monday.The unsettled weather pattern will continue into Christmas with gusty winds, rain and lowering snow levels.