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Continued rainfall through this afternoon ahead of clearing tonight

Posted at 5:47 AM, Jan 09, 2019

The rain is back on the Central Coast in a series of storms that will continue into the middle of next week.

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Weather models indicate lighter rain activity will persist through the early morning hours before conditions pick-up and rainfall becomes heavier just before noon. By the early evening, most of the rain will likely clear out of the area but some cloudy conditions will remain.

Rocky Butte: 1.50’’
San Simeon: 0.56’’
Cambria: 0.67’’
Paso Robles: 0.03’’
Templeton: 0.12’’
Los Osos: 0.20’’
San Luis Obispo: 0.12’’
Pismo Beach: 0.20’’
Arroyo Grande: 0.18
Nipomo: 0.04’’

Aside from the rain, another factor in Wednesday’s forecast will be the surf. A high surf warning for San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County, as well as a coastal flood advisory, are in place through 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Throughout the day, surf could range from 17-22 feet with local sets up to 26 ft. Santa Barbara County’s south coast is under a high surf advisory through 8:00 p.m. Thursday as surf could get up to 12 ft. with local sets up to 14 ft.

Daytime highs for the interior valleys will stay close to the upper 50s and the coastal valleys and beaches will be right around the low to mid-60s. Winds will range from 15-30 miles per hour Wednesday morning before tapering off in the evening. The end of the week will bring some unsettled weather patterns. Thursday will be dry ahead of morning rain on Friday, followed by a series of storms that will continue into the middle of next week.