Rain returns tonight and a stronger potential storm looms for Sunday into Tuesday

Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 26, 2019

A fast-moving cold front will move through the area between 12a-3a (2a to 5a for the Southcoast in SB county) Wednesday with 15-30mph winds with higher gusts. 0.75 and 1.50 inches is possible with this frontal passage. Winds will also be significant picking up out of the south 15-30mph, with higher gust potential)

Another low pressure system moves through on Thanksgiving Day with showers and scattered thunderstorms which can produce lightning and hail. This system is also very cold, highs will struggle in the 50s.

Partly cloudy skies and some stray showers are possible into Friday morning before a brief break in showers.

Wednesday morning into Friday could see cumulative rain 1-2.5".

Snow levels start around 5,000 feet dropping to 2,500 feet by Wednesday night into Thanksgiving. 2 to 3 feet of snow is possible through the Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi passes like Interstate 5 over the Grapevine, impacting holiday travel.

Low temperatures will drop to the high 20s in the North County and mid 30 in the coastal valleys by Friday morning. High temperatures are favored to only reach the low to mid-50s throughout the Central Coast on Wednesday into Saturday.

An strong storm and associated cold front is forecast to bring strong southerly winds (20-35mph), heavy rain Saturday into Sunday.

Rain showers are expected to continue next Monday and Tuesday. An additional 2-3+" is possible bringing the weekly cumulative rainfall total to 2-near 6". This is a longer range outlook and should be checked regularly for updates.