Light to moderate rain in the forecast for Wednesday

Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 10:37:20-04

The low-pressure system didn’t bring the Central Coast any measurable rain overnight, but it’s likely locals will wake up to find some water droplets on their car or front lawn.

Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, bands of rain were making their way east near Lompoc, and by 6:30 a.m. rainfall totals were over 0.30”. Modeling is showing by around 9:00 a.m. that light to moderate showers could be fairly widespread from northern San Luis Obispo County down to the Santa Barbara County south coast.

While rain is on the way, there is still some variance in how much rain the Central Coast will actually get. This is what’s in the forecast right now:

Paso Robles: 0.1-0.25”
Cambria: 0.25-0.5”
Atascadero: 0.2-0.25”
San Luis Obispo: 0.25-0.5”
Santa Maria: 0.25-0.5”
Lompoc: 0.25-0.5”
Santa Ynez: 0.5-0.1”
Santa Barbara: 0.5-1”

Areas near the south coast could see more rain that’s closer to 1” of rain because thunderstorms are more of a possibility there.

Temperature-wise, daytime highs will mostly be in the mid-60s to mid-70s. Winds will be breezy at times throughout the day and range from 15-25 miles per hour. The system will exit the area late tonight, which could produce some lingering showers early tomorrow, however, Thursday should just be a mostly cloudy day.