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After a soggy weekend, cool temps continue alongside another rain chance

Overnight rain in Templeton
Posted at 4:40 AM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 15:32:43-05

Good Morning Central Coast! After a downright soggy weekend we have a cloudy and cool start to the week but don't put those umbrellas away yet there are a couple more chances for rain in the forecast.

Abundant cloud cover is expected today, thankfully it is all high enough in the atmosphere that we will avoid dense fog for the morning commute. Temperatures will stay a bit below normal for this time of year all thanks to those cold fronts that brought significant rain to the region this weekend.

Here is a look at the rain totals across our region.

Throughout Monday the rain chances are very slim. Some scattered showers are possible in the afternoon and the evening hours. Any moisture that does make its way into the area will be in northern SLO county. That slight chance will transform into a slightly more robust chance for the morning hours Tuesday when a weak cold front will punch into the region and bring rain chances in the morning commute hours into the mid afternoon.

This could make for a bit of a messy commute although it is nothing compared to the rain that we saw over the weekend. Totals will be in the hundredths for most of Santa Barbara County and the Southcoast but in northern San Luis Obispo County we could see up to a quarter of an inch of additional rain from this system.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning the marine layer will deepen and fog will develop for many of the coastal areas, though that should clear throughout Wednesday afternoon.

Throughout this time period daytime highs will be very cool, Wednesday will only bring a degree or two of warming as the skies clear.

Towards the end of the week, there is another chance for rain on Friday. Models are not quite in agreement this far out, so if moisture does materialize it looks minimal and the timing will be Friday evening.

As the weekend approaches, skies will clear and we could start to see temperatures warm.

Have a great day Central Coast!