Dry and hot weather returns after brief rain Monday

Rain in Morro Bay on Monday July 18th
Posted at 4:35 AM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 15:01:37-04

Good Morning Central Coast!

Yesterday some isolated showers moved through the Central Coast. There was very minimal accumulations but it did drop high temperatures a bit.

LocationRain Total
Casmalia 0.04"
Burton Mesa FS (Near Lompoc)0.02"
Lake Cachuma0.01"
New Cuyama 0.01"

Many locations saw just a trace of rain in the mid afternoon hours. but the biggest change was temperatures.

The temperature change was smallest for the interiors. While they saw isolated showers and thunderstorm activity, the temperature still reached the 90's. That brief cool down won't last long though, back to the regularly scheduled programming aka dry heat by this afternoon (Tuesday)!

Good news for us, is that we live in an area with micro climates! Meaning relief from the heat is a short drive away. The beaches will tell a drastically different story with highs only reaching the 60's. The coastal valleys while warmer will still be more bearable, in the low 80's.

In the next couple of days we could see an increase in some wind speeds, especially for the South Coast. While things will get gusty down there, as of now models are showing speeds below advisory levels.

A system sitting in the Pacific will make its way into the Pacific Northwest late this week, cooling temperatures locally Thursday into the weekend. For the interiors, that cool down will be very helpful for the interior valleys where highs will be much more comfortable, minimal only dropping things into the mid 80's. As for everyone else the change will be a bit more substantial. Many of the coastal valleys will slide into the lower 70's, the beaches will be chilly and in the low 60's to upper 50's.

Have a great day Central Coast!