Good Morning Central Coast!
To kick off the week not a whole lot is going on, some cloud cover will continue to push through the region. Although there isn't any dense fog as of 5am there is potential to see some fog (and limited visibilities) in coastal valleys through the mid morning hours.
Highs Monday will be in the mid 60s through most of the Central Coast.
By the afternoon hours winds will turn slightly and become Northwesterly. This will help to pick up some gusty sundowner winds along the Santa Barbara County south coast. There is a wind advisory in place because of the gusts from 3PM Monday afternoon to 3AM Tuesday Morning. Sustained winds 25-35 are likely and gusts up to 50 are possible.
The winds will subside quickly after sunset and temperatures across the region will fall. This shift will be most significant in the early morning hours Wednesday when temps will fall into the upper 20s and low 30s in the interior valleys. The Cuyama Valley has not experienced those type of temps recently. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze watch for Tuesday night through Wednesday morning for temperatures falling below freezing.
On Thursday the forecast will get interesting as a cold front pushes through the region. Now here is where I want to be very clear, this system is still a ways out, timing and intensity are going to shift in the coming days as the models iron out some details. That being said here is what that rain chance is currently looking like.
On Thursday a cold front will plunge into the region and bring slightly cooler temperatures and the chance for widespread rain. Rain chances will not be limited to when the cold front pushes through the area thankfully. The low pressure system that is driving the cold front will move onshore into the weekend and bring several other chances for rain. All said and done there are rain chances from Thursday through Sunday.
Models are showing a pretty wide range of totals and timings with the system but are all showing indication that we will see a storm move through. At this point most models are indicating between 0.25 and 1 inch of rain. This will shift but that is the current outlook.
Have a great week Central Coast!