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Weekend storm draws near

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 04, 2019

Dry conditions continued Friday with slightly warmer temperatures than we’ve seen over the last few days, but rain is expected for Saturday and Sunday with another storm on its heels for the middle of next week.

A low pressure system will move through the area this weekend.

Clouds will begin to increase tonight with rainfall starting Saturday morning into Saturday evening. We’ll get a potential break during the day Sunday before more rain returns Sunday night into Monday morning.        

Rain should range between 0.25 to 1 inch of rain with some places getting up to 1.5″ of rain thru Monday.

Strong south winds about 15-25 mph will drive swells 9 to 12 ft with max sets up to 14 ft this weekend.

A High Surf Advisory is in place in SLO and Santa Barbara Counties starting from 3 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday.

A small craft advisory is also in place in the counties from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Sierra Nevada mountains will also get a good amount of snow.

Weekend temperatures will hover in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Outside of rain early Monday morning we should see most of the day with dry conditions.

There is another system on the way Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. This system looks to lose some energy on arrival. Right now looks like .25-1″ additional rain could fall, but we’ll adjust the forecast as the system draws closer.