Chances of rain Monday afternoon

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 22:28:15-05

Weak onshore flow brought some marine layer clouds and dense fog across portions of the coast and valleys Sunday morning.

As a result of the increased cloud coverage and onshore flow, temperatures are down a few degrees from Saturday.

Another cold front is on track to bring some rain on Monday.

Rain is expected to be light and less than 0.10 inches, with the exception of the coastal foothills of northwest San Luis Obispo county, where totals could reach .25".

Northwest to north wind gusts between 25-45 mph Monday night are possible, with strongest winds confined to the mountains and some northerly wind gusts in the Santa Barbara County South Coast.

Dangerous surf heights will arrive along the Central Coast, with waves exceeding 20 feet on Tuesday. Minor coastal flooding of low-lying pathways and parking lots will occur along the Central Coast near times of high tides on Tuesday, however, tide levels are not predicted to be very significant.

A weak upper level ridge pops up on Tuesday, changing skies to partly cloudy with the return of a weak offshore flow. This offshore flow will create 3-6 degrees of warming.

Have a great week!