Cloudy skies look to clear up this week, warmer weather ahead

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 02:44:33-04

Scattered showers continue Sunday and possibly into Monday, but conditions are expected to dry and warm up by mid-week.

The week starts off with mostly cloudy skies and below normal temperatures ranging in the low to mid 60’s.

Rain will likely linger Sunday night into Monday for higher elevations with possibility of snow in mountains.

You can find your 24-hour rain totals here.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Sunday night for Santa Barbara County mountains.

About 1-2 inches of snow between 3500-4500 feet are expected with snowfall possibly as low as 3000 feet.

Highest snow intensities will occur Sunday afternoon and evening, possibly impacting travel on the I-5 near the Grapevine.

A High Surf Advisory is in place until 12 p.m. Thursday for SLO and SB counties.

Surf is expected to reach 10-13 feet across northwest to west facing beaches with max 15 feet sets Tuesday and Wednesday.

Strong rip and large breaking waves can pose danger to people in the water or on shore.

Northerly winds could kick up Tuesday evening into Wednesday and may prompt low end Wind Gusts Advisories in the mountains and SB coasts.

The extended forecast shows clear and sunny skies going into the weekend.
The extended forecast shows clear and sunny skies going into the weekend.

Other than that, skies look to be clear and sunny with temperatures on a warming trend into the weekend.

Weekend temperatures possibly reaching mid 70’s.