This week has been one of the rainiest of the year along the Central Coast but the skies have cleared just in time for the weekend.
Cool temperatures will start off Friday and continue for the weekend but abundant sunshine will make for a wonderful day!
Temperatures for our Friday will struggle to reach upwards of 60 along the coasts with many locations staying gusty and cool in the low 50s. Abundant sunshine is expected along the coast.— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) December 17, 2021
Happy Friday Central Coast! pic.twitter.com/Rk0TsEVM3h
There is still a lot of lingering wave energy along the coast as well. Due to this, there is a high surf advisory in effect through noon Friday while 9-12 ft waves and dangerous rip currents are expected.
A high surf advisory is in effect through noon today along western beaches of San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County. Take caution, waves 9-12 mph and dangerous rip currents are expected. pic.twitter.com/A8UkQ1xmWa— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) December 17, 2021
Over the weekend more sunshine and gusts are likely alongside similar mild and chilly temperatures. Overnight lows are likely to warrant some frost, especially in interior valleys.
Conditions similar to today will persist into the weekend with sunny skies cool temperatures and gusty winds. By early next week, a large system will be looming that will bring some rain to the Central Coast possibly lasting several days. More information coming soon. pic.twitter.com/UDoUwAks3R— Vivian Rennie (@VivianRennieWx) December 17, 2021
By early next week, a large system will be near the Central Coast with the threat of more rain.
The models don't have a great handle on the system yet but we do know that it will pack a bit of a punch with the chance of 1"-2" of rain across the Coast.
We will keep a close eye on this chance going forward into next week.
Have a great weekend Central Coast!