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A mild but cloudy weekend will lead into heavy rain to start next week

Posted at 5:54 AM, Mar 25, 2022

Happy Friday Central Coast!
As you head out the door we are still seeing dense fog across the beaches and coastal valleys. Take extra caution and time on your morning commute.

Today temperatures will have quite a wide spread. In the interior valleys clear skies and light offshore flow will keep them warm. Highs in the mid-80s are possible. As you move towards the coasts a bit of onshore flow will move in. That will bring cooler weather and more marine influence.

Marine influence will stick around in the beaches and coastal valleys through much of the weekend. By Sunday evening a large system will move in and bring significant rain to the Central Coast through Monday.
The newest models are in and here is how our storm chances.
Winds will pick up Sunday morning and push a large front into our area by Sunday evening. The cold core of the storm will push through
Monday and clear by Tuesday Morning. All said and done 0.5" to 1/5" are expected.

As far as rain totals go I think that 0.5" up to 1.5" are possible. The highest amounts will likely be on South facing slopes where there is more topographic uplift.

Next week skies will clear and sunshine will warm temperatures.

Have a great Weekend Central Coast! Be sure to stay weather aware as the storm nears us!