Storm moves out leaving cold air behind

Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 22:36:30-05

We saw very on and off activity (rain, hail and snow) from the storm system over the Central Coast over the last few days. The low is pulling out and any remaining activity should wind down this evening.

Orcutt stormcloud by Mary Cronan-

Skies ultimately will become mostly clear which will mean cold overnight lows at the coast, frost and freeze conditions are likely which is why an advisory is in place.

Freeze Warning Details

Even though the sun comes out Friday and into the weekend temperatures are on a slow crawl upwards and 50s and lower 60s would be about it until we get into next week.

Looks like an upper level ridge pumps up during the middle of next week for temps to crawl back toward the mid 60s at the coast. So we are stringing together some dry days. That’ll come to an end just as March arrives.

Ensemble run for March rainfall

Several models have been indicating a pattern shift with a string of storms in early March on a fast-moving jet stream with a sub-tropical component. This could indicate March could get off to a very fast start on rain.