A low pressure system will drop into the central coast Tuesday. Rain will arrive earlier in the day along the north coast and moving south into Santa Barbara county during the evening. S to SE winds increase during the day to 15-25mph. For most of the area the significant rain will wait until afternoon. The system is part of a low pressure core that will actually keep rain in the forecast Wednesday and early Thursday.
Rainfall will vary across the area with the lower end around .20″ and higher rainfall areas could see as much as 2″ of rain but much of the area will likely be between .30-1″ of rain. Snow levels for this storm are around 5,000ft which shouldn’t cause local issues.
Dry weather returns Friday thru Sunday but another storm system could bring rain back into the forecast by Monday.