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Cloudy and cool Tuesday

kathy D'avis santa maria.jfif
Posted at 5:03 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 09:16:52-05

It will be another foggy start to the morning for the Central Coast.

Marine layer has deepened across coastal regions Tuesday morning and it's expected to linger throughout most of the day. A weak trough will move over the area Tuesday and sunshine will peek through clouds periodically, but expect a mostly cloudy afternoon.

Due to the marine layer and onshore flow, temperatures will remain on the cooler side. Daytime highs at the coast could be as low as the upper 50s and coastal valley communities will stay close to the low to mid-60s range. For the interiors, most temperatures will be between the upper 50s to mid-60s, with warmer temperatures across the Santa Ynez Valley.

There are a few changes in the forecast, including the chance of rain. The GFS High-Resolution model is showing a chance of showers as early as 6 p.m. Thursday. The rain is expected to last through Friday morning, however, it's crucial to note that this system will be very light and in some cases might only produce light, scattered precipitation that reaches .10''. As the event nears, there will be a better idea of what to expect.