Another cold morning expected, rain possible this weekend

Sunshine over the Central Coast from HWY 46
Posted at 4:36 AM, Feb 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-01 13:51:42-05

Good Morning Central Coast!

Grab that extra layer this morning and leave extra time to clear off that windshield because it is cold! Just like yeterday the storm we saw early this week has brought in cold air and clear skies leading to plumbing morning temps. Overnight lows will dive into the 20s in the interiors and near freezing by the coasts. This is enough for widespread frost potential. This may be damaging to plants in areas that are not used to the cold temps.

Due to this risk the National Weather Service issued a Frost Advisory for our beaches and coastal valleys through 8AM Wednesday morning.

This means temperatures have the potential to get to 32 or colder long enough to potentially damage sensitive plants. Precautions should be taken for those concerned. Please consider cold exposure to outdoor pets as well. Personal exposure to the cold should be limited to avoid potential hypothermia.

The good news is that this cold won't las long as temps will raise quite quickly as soon as the sun comes up. Highs in the 60s and even some high 60s will be here by the afternoon!

Temps will stay on the warmer side (near normal for this time of year) Thursday and Friday with a lot more cloud cover. All the clouds are associated with a decaying cold front that will pass into the region late night Friday and bring us a very small chance for rain overnight into Saturday early morning. Most communities will see some added clouds and a few wind gusts here and there but a scattered area of drizzle cannot be ruled out.

Saturday night into Sunday morning another cold front will push through the region and bring us a better chance for rain. This is much less impactful than pretty much any rain system we have seen so far this rain season. We are talking tenths of an inch. Somewhere between 0.15 and 0.5" is possible.

The system will be overnight and will not impact the daytime hours this weekend, so it is not shown on the 7 day forecast.

Have a great day Central Coast!