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Scattered showers linger, dry conditions mid-week

Posted at 5:26 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 21:55:55-05

Following some morning drizzle, much of Saturday was dry, but a chance of showers looms overnight into Sunday.

Cloud coverage increases Saturday night, bringing a chance of rain with scattered showers lingering possibly into Monday morning.

Temperatures will remain below average in the mid 50’s to lower 60’s for daytime highs.

Colder air helps surrounding air-mass become unstable resulting in scattered rain showers over mountains.

Models show that rain will continue Sunday night for higher elevations in SLO County which could also result in snow for elevations exceeding 4000 feet.

I-5 at the Tejon Pass and Grapevine will need to be watched because of possible impacts of this.

Most of San Luis Obispo County and and Santa Barbara County should clear out with drier conditions starting Monday.

Rainfall totals will likely reach 0.10-0.20 inches across coastal and valley communities with coastal foothills around 0.5 inch.

Tuesday looks to be a little drier with moderate temperatures.

Northerly winds will pick up Tuesday night into Wednesday as skies clear out.

Later into the week, temperatures will start on a warming trend in the mid to upper 60’s by Wednesday and Thursday.