Daytime highs starting to trend down ahead of weekend rain

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Apr 03, 2020

Despite gusty wind conditions, the Central Coast has had sunny and pleasant weather for the first week of April. Friday's peak temperatures will be about two to five degrees cooler but skies will remain mostly clear throughout the afternoon.

Overall, most beach communities and inland valley areas will be in the 60s Friday, but there's still a chance for some coastal valley cities to stay close to the low 70s. A small disturbance will move through the area later Friday night, which could produce some clouds and fog along the south coast region in Santa Barbara County and near Lompoc.

Breezy onshore winds will persist for the Central Coast Friday with wind gusts from 25-30 miles per hour across the area.

A cold upper low will be moving down the California Coast over the weekend, which will result in rain for the Central Coast Sunday through Monday. There is a chance for rain late Saturday night, but rain chances will increase Sunday with scattered rain potential for the morning and afternoon. The system is expected to increase and bring heavier rainfall late Sunday night through early Monday morning. The coastal regions of the central coast will likely receive around one inch of rain, but the mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County will likely receive close to two to three inches. It's important to note that this storm system could also bring the potential for thunderstorms as it moves over the area.

There are additional chances for rain Tuesday and Wednesday before conditions dry out by the end of next week.