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Parts of Central Coast under warnings, warming and drying trend expected rest of the week

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 02, 2019

A low pressure system lingers over the Central Coast into Monday bringing potential for flash floods and thunderstorms mainly for mountains and interior valleys.

The National Weather Service has issued a number of advisories for the area.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for southeastern SLO and north central SB counties until 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Estimated rainfall rates could be up to 1.5″ per hour.

Areas that could experience flooding is Carrizo Plain, Soda Lake, Cuyama Valley and Highway 166.

There is also a Flash Flood Watch for Santa Barbara County Mountains with rainfall rates 1″ per hour possible.

This warning expires at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Majority of areas are experiencing mostly cloudy skies Sunday with some coastal areas seeing a pop of sunshine.

Marine layer is expected to deepen Sunday night at coast and into foothills.

Monday temps looking to increase into mid-week with Wednesday temperatures expected be above normal.

It will likely feel like summer as coastal areas could see temps in the mid 70’s, interior valleys in the upper 80’s to low 90’s.

Winds will have to be watched Thursday as they look to pick up by the end of the week.

Temperatures at the beginning of the weekend look to be at the seasonal norm or somewhat above with low morning clouds expected in mornings and evenings.