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Freezing morning temps in place thanks to Monday's storm

Rainbow over rural Cambria
Posted at 4:32 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Good Morning Central Coast! It is a cold one out there to start the morning so grab that extra layer (or maybe two) for the morning commute.

The cold front that brought rain yesterday brought in some cold air as well pushing temps below freezing for the majority of the Central Coast. This morning will be cold, and Wednesday morning will be even worse. Expect lows near dawn to reach freezing both mornings.

Due to the cold conditions there is a frost advisory for the coastal and beach regions of the Central Coast through 8am Wednesday Morning. Temperatures will be even colder in the interior valleys but since freezing lows are common, there is no advisory for that area.

All that being said, there will be plenty of sunshine on Tuesday and temps will climb quickly for most into the 60s for highs, with some exceptions for the interior valleys and north coast where some 50s will be as warm as we get. While this is is about 5 degrees warmer than Monday but still cooler than normal for this time of year.

Lows moderate a bit over the course of the week, and so do the highs. There is some mid-60s potential for the Santa Barbara County Southcoast. Elsewhere I think lower 60s are more likely most of the week. Into the extended forecast highs are looking chilly well into the first half of February.

There are a couple of systems headed toward the Central Coast in the 7-day forecast: one Friday and another Sunday. Both look pretty weak. The Friday system might produce a few showers in SLO county but that system also looks to fall apart on arrival. The Sunday system is very similar but modeling keeps it together slightly longer. It is a real debate IF a person should stick a rain icon on the extended forecast page for such light potential.

Have a great day Central Coast!