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Mostly dry conditions for the weekend ahead

Posted at 4:11 AM, Mar 22, 2019

The Central Coast is expecting to receive some light rain late Friday night through early Saturday morning, but this system will be showery and won’t produce more than 0.25’’ for most cities.

These are the rainfall totals from the past two days:

San Luis Obispo County:
Rocky Butte: 1.85”
Cambria: 1.18”
Morro Bay: 0.38”
Paso Robles: 0.58”
Templeton: 0.63”
Santa Margarita: 1.02”
Los Osos Landfill:” 1.50”
San Luis Obispo: 0.59”
Pismo Beach: 0.61”
Arroyo Grande: 0.37”
Nipomo: 0.59”
Lake Lopez: 0.82”

Santa Barbara County:
Guadalupe: 0.61”
Orcutt: 0.44”
Santa Maria: 0.39”
Los Alamos: 0.19”
Buellton: 0.47”
Solvang: 0.70”
Vandenberg Village: 0.23”
Los Olivos: 0.64”
Lompoc: 0.28”
Santa Ynez: 0.53”
Gaviota Coast: 0.38”
Goleta: 0.35”
Isla Vista: 0.30”
Santa Barbara: 0.28”
Montecito: 0.34”
Summerland: 0.15”
Carpinteria: 0.30”

Before the wet weather gets here, Friday will be partly cloudy with mild temperatures. During the morning commute, expect some mid to high-level cloud cover and fog. Once the afternoon rolls around there will be partly cloudy skies and temperatures from the low to mid-60s. Ten to 20 mile per hour winds are in the forecast through about 3:00 p.m. Friday before tapering off close to 10 mph through the evening.

A high surf advisory will be in place for San Luis Obispo County and the central and northern portions of Santa Barbara County for the weekend. It will last from 1:00 a.m. Saturday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday. During that window of time, the surf could reach 12 feet with local sets up to 16 ft.

According to weather models, there’s another opportunity for rain next week. A low-pressure system could bring moderate rainfall to the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

Shell Creek Road rich in color today–creek, clouds and color. #beonksby

Posted by Charmaine Coimbra on Thursday, March 21, 2019