Dry weather through the weekend before possible wet Christmas

Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 22, 2018

The Central Coast can expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures a few degrees above normal through the weekend.

Thick low clouds and fog will likely develop in eastern San Luis Obispo County and Cuyama Valley Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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Posted by Trisha Butcher on Friday, December 21, 2018

Offshore breezes have been generally light with gusts in the 20 to 25 mph range and will bring high temperatures into the low to mid 70’s across interior valleys through Monday.

Starting Christmas Day, cooler temperatures return as a low-pressure system passes through the area. Late Monday through Tuesday, rain is possible. The American GFS model indicates some areas seeing no rain and others seeing a few hundredths of an inch. The European model sees as much as 0.50” at some coastal areas.

The most significant impact with this system will be the threat of strong northwest to north winds. Strong and potentially danging wind gusts will reach 40 to 60 mph across portions of southwestern California late Monday night into Christmas Day.