Showers Thursday as temps continue to drop

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 19:29:58-05

Temps continued their slide today with most of the Central Coast in the 50s and lower 60s (to start the week many locations were in the 70s).

A cold front passage will take place Thursday morning into early afternoon.

We actually have a pretty good chance at light rain but the chances diminish north to south so southern SB county should see little to none. High elevation show is possible but nothing that should cause much in the way of regional travel difficulties.

Total rainfall will likely be .00-.25" with the best chance of the higher end being along the slopes of the northern SLO coastline.

A brief upper level ridge and light offshore flow will develop over the area Friday into early Saturday for clear skies, lighter winds, and daytime temps warming back to near normal levels. A little cooler Saturday as gradients turn back onshore ahead of the next inside slider.

Models continue to strongly lean towards an upper level pattern that keeps storms passing mostly north and east of the area (aka insider sliders) through at least the middle of next week. Three of these will come through between early Sunday and Tuesday night with only small chances for rain, currently I am not putting rain in the forecast. This pattern will continue to produce breezy northerly winds, especially in the mountains and in SB County. But it`s mostly a dry pattern with temps near to slightly below normal.

Mid-ange models continue to advertise wet weather at the end of next week, but it should benoted that some models keep us dry. This is in the highly speculative range of the models. At this point it is just a possibility to watch.