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Isolated light showers Thursday are the last of our rain chances for a while

Surfing the Central Coast
Posted at 4:35 AM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-19 15:52:35-05

Good Morning Central Coast!

This morning the forecast comes to you in two parts... the rain and the sun.

To start off a small system with a quick moving cold front will bring rain. Only a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch is expected from this storm. Most locations will see rain for an hour or less. For up to date rain totals check out this link.

The cold front will also knock down temperatures a little and bring some brief gusts up to 35 mph. These won't last long but they will also help to bannish the fog that this morning will bring ahead of the cold front.

By mid day the skies will clear and sunshine will be back on the Central Coast! Highs will start to rebound but will still only be in the 50s and low 60s today.

The forecast does stay on the cooler side in general through the weekend and into next week. Most computer models agree there should be a mostly dry run of weather through the end of the month. The issue moving forward will be occasional strong winds. After the front passes Thursday high pressure comes in a produces some offshore winds for Friday.

The pattern will keep temps a little cooler than average into next week, that being said the mid 60s will feel pretty good.

We do have some high surf and some coastal flooding potential continuing.

Breaking waves of 8 to 10 feet are likely through Friday for the west-facing Central Coast with the highest on the west to northwest-facing beaches.

Dangerous rip currents are expected for most beach areas. There is also a Coastal Flood Advisory until Friday at 10pm. Flooding of seawater is likely over vulnerable low-lying coastal areas such as parking lots, beaches, and walkways.

Significant damage to roads or structures is NOT expected.

Minor coastal flooding is possible around the time of morning high tide, causing inundation of seawater in low-lying coastal areas and minor beach erosion. Even higher tides are forecast for Thursday through Monday with tides 7.4 feet or higher, peaking Friday through Sunday near 7.7 feet between 8 AM to 930 AM. Coastal flooding is likely to persist through early next week.

Have a great day Central Coast!