Chilly temps left behind for the weekend as rain moves east

Dramatic cumulus clouds over Morro Bay
Posted at 5:46 AM, May 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-05 14:24:30-04

Good morning, Central Coast! Happy Friday!

To kick off our Cinco de Mayo there is a little cloud cover and fog in some of the interior valleys, this will clear to beautiful sunshine quickly but will still be noticeable.

The rain system that we have been facing over the past few days has cleared out and while it is leaving cooler temps and a few scattered showers it is nearly done. The chance for scattered showers in mainly for the interior valleys as lingering instability continues. If these happen at all just a few hundredths of an inch of rain is expected.

As far as the mid week system goes, it came in close to what was expected. Some locations saw more than an inch with most communities hovering near half that value.

Full rain totals can be found here.

Moving on to the short term forecast, the storm left behind a trough of cold air over the west coast that is keeping highs low. That combined with the newly established NW flow will bring in more cool air today and through the weekend. Most highs today will be in the low 60s with some 50s lingering by the coasts.

The weekend will feature similar conditions today, at least during the day. More significant marine layer fog is expected Sunday morning.

The forecast will be a little bit on the "boring" side as we head into next week, slight warming and sunshine are expected.

Have a great day, and a wonderful weekend Central Coast!