A storm system that's over the eastern Pacific Ocean is going to make for a mostly cloudy day for the Central Coast. Along with the clouds will come the opportunity for more scattered shower activity starting Friday night.
The morning commute will have mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of light rain showers. By the afternoon, daytime highs will only range from the upper 50s to the mid-60s and skies will be mostly cloudy with breezy southerly winds that could reach 35-40 miles per hour at their peak.
By Friday night, there is still about a 60% chance that most of the Central Coast and south coast region in Santa Barbara County could start seeing some rain as early as 4:00 p.m. Rainfall rates should be fairly light and range from 0.05''-0.10'' per hour, but with so many holiday parades happening across the area Friday and Saturday, it would be wise to bring umbrellas and raincoats to those events. Rainfall totals will mostly be from .5''-1'', but it's possible some of the mountains and foothills could receive closer to 1.5'' of rain over the weekend.