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Slight warm up before showers, possible thunderstorms hit

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 30, 2018

Warm conditions Sunday and Monday will be followed by noticeable cooling and a chance of showers.

Before showers hit, onshore weakens on Monday, allowing for a slight warm-up in temperatures. Coastal valleys will see temperatures in the mid-70s, mid-80s inland, and mid-60’s on the beach.

A trough of low pressure approaching from the northwest will bring rain showers and possibly Thunderstorms on Tuesday through Thursday.

A chance of thunderstorms could bring locally heavy rains at times. A flash flood watch may be needed for the recent burn areas of Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management says no evacuations are planned for Santa Barbara County at this time and rainfall totals aren’t expected to reach debris flow thresholds.

Emergency officials will continue to monitor the weather system through the week.

As the storm systems rolls through, temperatures should drop by about ten degrees.
Conditions will be dry and warmer by the weekend.