Huge surf developing behind exiting storm

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 20:54:22-05

20-26ft surf is developing for the Central Coast with 8-12ft surf for the Southcoast into Friday. This is interesting because not only is the surf huge but it also coincides with huge tide, the king tide happens Monday. As a result not only is a high surf warning in place for the Central Coast but also a Coastal Flood Advisory.

A few lingering light showers hung on into Thursday evening but an upper ridge will quickly build over the west coast Friday and last through early Sunday. Temps will warm up Friday but still slightly below normals. Then offshore winds Saturday and high pressure peaks producing some highs into the 70s (mid to upper 70s for some).

It is a short-lived warm-up as a low pressure system passes to our north. Clouds will increase later Sunday and some evening showers are possible in SLO county, but right now it is only a chance.

Then winds turn northerly, a sundowner is possible Sunday-Monday. The storm track then shifts far to the north. Other than the minor Sunday chance it does look dry thru the balance of next week.