Damaging wind gusts move in Monday alongside slight rain chances

Posted at 5:53 AM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 15:00:01-04

Happy Monday Morning Central Coast!
There is a lot going on with our weather today, so lets jump right in.
To kick off the week a few areas of some dense fog are possible for the morning that will clear out quickly.

The largest weather impact that will be winds throughout the day Monday. Much of the Central Coast will see sustained winds between 25 and 40 mph. Along the south coast of Santa Barbara County as well as in passes canyons and peaks wind gusts could become damaging. Peak wind gusts 60to 70 mph are possible.

Gusts of that strength pose a risk to high profile vehicles as well as power lines. There is a chance of power outages associated with high winds.
As far as rain chances go they will be minimal but not out of the question.
A axis of low pressure will swing through the region bringing the aforementioned winds as well as enough instability to whip up a few areas of very light rain. They will move south while dissipating quickly. Rain accumulations will be in the hundredths of an inch in northern San Luis Obispo County with little to none along the Santa Barbara County southcoast.
After last weeks extreme heat our current conditions may feel a little chilly. Most temperatures are below normal to kick off the week.

As the week goes on we will see a bit more sunshine and slowly warming temperatures that will climb to near normal by Friday. As we warm there is another chance for some light rain Thursday night into Friday. This is another minimal chance but still worth mentioning at least.

Have a great week Central Coast!