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Low pressure system will continue to bring clouds, light rain to the area through Wednesday

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Posted at 4:12 AM, Jan 21, 2020

A low pressure system is taking its time moving over the area, which means cloudy conditions and potential for drizzle remain in the forecast through Wednesday morning.

The satellite radar is showing small pockets of precipitation in the mountains and foothills of Santa Barbara County that could last through the early part of the morning commute. Next chance for light rain this week will be early Wednesday morning, but Wednesday afternoon will be mostly clear.

Daytime highs Tuesday will still be on the cooler side, ranging from the upper 50s to the low 60s across from the beaches to the inland valleys. Gentle to moderate winds from 10-20 miles per hour will linger through Wednesday.

Wednesday through Saturday will be warmer and dry as a warming trend sweeps over the area, resulting in daytime highs that could reach the low 70s in the coastal valleys.

A high surf advisory will remain in place along the coastlines from San Luis Obispo County to northern Santa Barbara County through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. During this time, breaking waves could reach 13 feet at their peak.