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More scattered showers over the weekend

Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 22:43:00-05

The Central Coast saw a few more showers today but as expected the coverage diminished from prior days.  We should get a gap in activity into Saturday afternoon before more occasional showers return Saturday PM lingering into Monday morning.  Light to perhaps a few tenths of an inch for those who see rain.

With this generally unsettled weather it isn’t much of a surprise that temperature will remain below average in the mid 50s to lower 60s for highs.

The interesting element with the expected activity will be the colder air aloft.  This will drop snow levels to about 3000 ft so Grapevine travel on the I-5 needs to be watched but also that much cold air aloft can sometimes lead to scattered thunderstorms at higher elevations once daytime heating destabilizes the airmass.  I think this is a limited threat but it can’t entirely be ruled out, I think if we see anything like this it would be Sunday afternoon.

There is another weak disturbance Tuesday which could produce a few more showers, but again light in terms of accumulation.

We should see some slowly rising temperatures later next week as some upper level riding finally builds in.