Winter officially begins and rain is still possible around Christmas

Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 22:29:08-05

Some good local travel weather for the weekend with high pressure building in. Some offshore night and morning winds will drive coastal valleys into the mid to upper 60s with inland valleys in the low 60s for the weekend. The interior valleys could face more night and morning low clouds which may locally limit road visibility.

Morro Bay Skies Susie Christian

Monday clouds start rolling in, especially in the PM. Late Monday night into Tuesday showery rain is possible. Models can’t resolve their rain outlooks quite yet. Currently the American GFS model still indicates some areas seeing no rain with a few hundredths on the high side. The European model likes as much as .50″ at some coastal areas but a general .10-20″ rain. Model blends like the lower rain scenario at this point, regardless it looks to be a breezy and cool Christmas Day with highs in the lower 60s.

Offshore winds and quiet conditions look to return Wednesday with windy conditions Thursday and Friday.

The Climate Prediction Center outlooks which were updated within the last 24 hours are showing a wet outlook for January and beyond.