Chance of evening rain and isolated thunderstorms, rain potential returns Tuesday

Posted at 4:30 PM, May 19, 2019

Sunday afternoon looks mostly cloudy with scattered showers and chance of isolated thunderstorms into the evening.

An unstable atmospheric condition could create thunderstorms in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties this evening with best chance for interior valleys, mostly in mountains.

Rainfall totals have varied, but much of the Central Coast saw between 0.5″ to 1″ and up to 1.5″ across Santa Ynez Valley overnight Sunday.

This afternoon could bring an additional 0.25″ of rain.

A High Surf Advisory remains in place for SLO/SB counties until 3 a.m Tuesday. Waves 7 to 10 ft with max sets 12ft early Monday. The impacts of this could mean increased risk of drowning and beach erosion.

Monday is expected to bring clearer and drier conditions, clouds could linger in foothills and mountains into the afternoon.

Temperatures will still hang well below normal for this time of year, mid-60’s for the coast, upper-60’s at the interiors.

Another potential for rain looks to return by Tuesday with increasing wind speeds in the evening.

Gusty northerly winds look to pick up across SLO and SB counties in mountains and valleys and could continue into Wednesday afternoon.

Wet conditions could linger early Wednesday morning, but the afternoon looks to bring mostly clear skies with the exception of mountains and interior areas.

This unusual weather pattern will continue later into the weekend.

Models show yet another chance of rain at the end of the weekend mainly for mountain areas, but could miss majority of Central Coast communities.

Daytime highs will continue to be around 10 degrees below normal Saturday and Sunday.