Cool and foggy start to Halloween, rain chances for the week

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Posted at 4:41 AM, Oct 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-31 14:24:22-04

Happy Halloween Central Coast!

To kick off your holiday commute there is abundant marine fog at the beaches and into the Coastal Valleys. This has warranted a dense fog advisory in portions of Western Santa Barbara county until 9AM. Take it slow on those roads.

Temps today have fallen a little from the weekend warmth. 70s in the interiors 60s elsewhere. Onshore winds will keep highs at the coasts down.

Cloud cover wills stick around today but will not be much of an impact. For those headed out to trick-or-treat tonight there will be some cloud cover and mild temps. In the late evening hours the dense fog will move back onshore and drop temperatures.

To kick off November we have a significant shift in the overall pattern. Winds will shift further onshore and pull in further marine influence for the morning hours. I expect yet another dense fog advisory for the morning hours Tuesday.

A low pressure system will pull towards the Central Coast and with it bring a cold front that will kick off some rain chances.

Rain chances will stay in the drizzle realm with light rain expected in the evening hours Tuesday into the morning Wednesday. Accumulations are not expected to be great unfortunately. Most models are showing 0.05" or less. If the system holds together a bit better (unlikely as it may be) we could see totals closer to a tenth of an inch.

As for temperatures, that system is bringing with it some pretty cold air so day-time highs and overnight lows are taking a hit.

The interiors will go from the low 70s and Monday to the low 60's by Wednesday. The lows following suit sitting in the low 40's to upper 30's to the middle of the week before highs raise again into the weekend.

Happy Halloween Central Coast!