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Chilly, rainy weather expected Sunday

Posted at 8:04 PM, Dec 07, 2019

It was quite the dreary day Saturday as many areas on the Central Coast saw rain and dark skies.

We didn't accumulate much rain over the last 24 hours however. Rainfall amounts have been generally low, except for Rocky Butte which saw over an inch of rain according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

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A cold front coming in Saturday night is creating instability in the atmosphere that could create thunderstorms late Saturday night, early Sunday morning.

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Rain rates Saturday night into Sunday could add on another .25 to .75 inches of rain.

Along with this rain comes some gusty winds that are amplifying our surf heights.

Along the SLO County and Santa Barbara County coastline, surf heights through Sunday could be 9-12 ft with local sets of 14 feet.

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The Santa Barbara County South Coast will see slightly smoother waters than that, with heights around 3-5 feet, however there is a small craft advisory for that area.

A high pressure system builds over the Central Coast Monday, allowing for mostly clear skies and mild afternoon highs.

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We'll finally see a break from the rain through much of next week, with even potential for some warmer temperatures by Friday.

Keep the rain boots handy!