Tuesday will start partly cloudy and cool. Daytime highs will reach just low to mid 60s across the Central Coast will little variation in temperatures from town to town. By the afternoon hours, clouds will increase.
High pressure over the Great Basin is producing gusty offshore winds in Southern California. On the Central Coast, winds will be out of the northeast 20-30mph with gusts to 40+ mph and strongest late Tuesday into Wednesday.
As the winds develop, so does rain. A low pressure system is setting up off the coast Tuesday. By the evening hours, a band of light showers will pass through the Central Coast.
It will not be a major rainmaker. Most areas will see less than .10" but areas along the North Coast such as Cambria could see .30" to .50" from the system.
The rain will be done by mid-morning Wednesday leaving us with party to mostly cloudy skies.
Thursday through Saturday will be partly cloudy with mild daytime highs.
A stronger storm system will produce higher rain totals Sunday and Monday. Unsettled weather, gusty winds, rain and lowering snow levels are expected for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.