The rains turn more showery and winds diminish

Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 02:26:09-05

We are not done with rain yet but the heaviest activity should be done as we enter a period where on and off scattered showers are in the forecast thru Sunday.

The Central and Southcoast got a good dose of rain and even some thunderstorms last night thru this afternoon when a trough moved over the area. Combined with the atmospheric river there were some locally intense downpours. That activity is starting to wane and that trend to less intense activity will continue. That said there are still several disturbances to work through the NW flow between now and Sunday to keep on and off showers in the forecast. The rain rates should be under .50″ per hour and also the totals look to range from light to only as much as 1″.

Winds will diminish as well but a lot of that wind energy is now in the water. A high surf advisory is in place into Sunday morning. A 7-11ft. break is happening on S-SW faces but the energy turns more NW thru the weekend as the surf builds to 10-13ft Friday and ultimately 12-18ft. Saturday before diminishing.

The mild 60 degree high temps will give way to the lower to middle 50s as the subtropical river starts to move off.

After a disturbance moves through Sunday for more scattered light on and off showers it looks like Monday and Tuesday will be dry but cool and breezy. A weak trough looks to dig thru the area Wednesday or Thursday and could cause more light showers.