Cloudy and rainy conditions back in the forecast to start off the weekend

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 09:14:06-04

What a week it has been in the forecast. From triple-digit temperatures to light scattered rain, there has been a shift in the weather pattern.

The low pressure system that has been stagnant off the southwestern coast of California near Los Angeles will start to make some movement Friday. It's bringing cloudy skies and light rain to the area Friday morning, which could be off and and on through 11:00 a.m. As of 5:00 a.m., rainfall totals between both counties was below 0.10''. There's a chance of thunderstorms across Cuyama Valley and the interior portions of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Friday morning through afternoon due to colder air aloft. These thunder clouds could produce more significant rain for the interior areas, ranging from 0.25''-0.50''.

Another factor in Friday's forecast will be the breezy southwesterly winds across the interior valleys, especially for San Luis Obispo County. Winds will generally be between 15-20 miles per hour, but cities like Paso Robles could experience wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Clouds are expected to linger through most of the day and into the overnight hours, which could bring a 10% chance of precipitation before 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

The rest of the weekend will have temperatures in the 60s and 70s as low pressure continues to move in a northeasterly direction, but the start of next week will be warmer with temperatures in the 70s and 80s.