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Chance of drizzle, mist through the morning commute followed by more weekend rain

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Jan 22, 2021

Cooler temperatures and rain are back in the forecast Friday. For the morning commute, drivers can expect damp conditions out on the roads as drizzle is likely to develop ahead of some light and scattered afternoon rain.

An upper-level low over northern California is going to start its southern descent Friday, producing the scattered showers that will carry over into early Saturday. This first round of rain could result in 0.33''0.5'' of rain across the Central Coast, but there's another round of it expected by Sunday. Additionally, snow levels are expected to drop from 3,500-4,000 feet.

Temperatures are going to decrease to the 50s and low 60s Friday, which will be a trend that will carry over into next week. Winds will also be mild to moderate, peaking close to 20 miles per hour through the afternoon.

By late Sunday afternoon, another system will approach the Central Coast and become widespread throughout the evening and overnight hours and into early Monday.

If that isn't enough, another round of rain is expected by mid-week next week. This system could really pack a punch and bring moderate to heavy rain to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties over Wednesday and Thursday.