Early morning showers give way to mostly sunny day

Dry and sunny for NYE & NYD
Posted at 5:12 AM, Dec 30, 2019

We received some light rain Sunday night and early Monday morning across the Central Coast.

Rain totals were generally between a tenth and a half inch.

Here are some of our local 24-hour rain totals as of 4 a.m. Monday:
Paso Robles: 0.24"
Cambria: 0.44"
Morro Bay: 0.20"
San Luis Obispo: 0.14"
Arroyo Grande: 0.60"
Lopez Lake: 0.66"
Santa Maria: 0.41"
Buellton: 0.25"
Vandenberg Village: 0.34"
Goleta: 0.08"

We may see a few light, scattered showers through 10 a.m. Monday but otherwise, this rain system has moved on.

Skies will clear to mostly sunny skies with a few clouds.

Daytime highs will be in the upper 50s for the inland valleys. Coastal valleys and beaches should hit the low to mid 60s Monday.

Offshore winds will develop later Monday.

For those traveling to Southern California, beware of strong northeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph through New Year's Eve night.

Anyone planning to take the I-5 needs to check for road closures ahead of time. Snow levels will lower to 3,500 ft. Monday morning with the possibility of up to 2" of snow along the Grapevine. Winds are also a concern with gusts up to 40 mph.

On the Central Coast, we expect pleasantly mild conditions for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Skies will be mostly sunny both days and daytime highs in the mid-60s for most locations.