Rain moving out with mild breezy days ahead

Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 03, 2018

The 2018-19 rain season is off to an early start with a wide range of rain reports across SLO and SB counties. Totals ranged from nearly an inch to some places getting no measurable rain. The low pressure and cold front are tracking clear of the area Thursday with some breezy NW winds coming in behind the exiting low. The only place with any rain potential Thursday looks to be the higher elevations of the SB county mountains where some slight instability could be triggered by some daytime heating.

N-NW winds will be locally strong across the passes and canyons of SB county in the afternoon and evening, but probably under advisory criteria.

Beaches in the 60s with coastal valleys returning to the 70s. Coastal valley and beach temps stay pretty steady into the upcoming weekend with the interior valleys returning into the lower 80s.

Temps may take a little step back in the middle of next week with a larger trough in the West and more marine clouds at the coast.