Cooler temperatures Tuesday ahead of rain early Wednesday

Posted at 5:12 AM, Oct 02, 2018

The low-pressure system that is expected to bring some rain to the Central Coast is taking its time. On Monday, models indicated rain would show up sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday, however, now those same models are saying there’s about a 20% chance of thunderstorms Tuesday but rain chances are still in the forecast for Wednesday. Not completely ruling out the opportunity to get a few showers on Tuesday as the upper low makes its way over the Central Coast, so don’t be surprised if there are a few sprinkles from this system. Modeling is suggesting rain totals will be somewhere between 0.03” and .54”, which will continue to change within the next 24 hours.

Daytime highs will cool down Tuesday, especially for the interior valleys where temperatures will be from the mid-70s to low 80s. Coastal valleys and beaches will range from the mid-60s to mid-70s. Southerly winds will range from 15-25 miles per hour on Tuesday, which will carry over into Wednesday.