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Overnight showers bring measurable rainfall to the Central Coast with more on the way

Posted at 5:15 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 11:50:44-05

As a cold front approaches the Central Coast, rain showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast.

So far, much of the Central Coast has received at least .50'' of rain since Sunday night. For more details on rainfall totals across the region, click here.

The cold front that is moving through the central part of the state is near the northwestern portion of San Luis Obispo County. As it moves towards the south coast region, shower activity and thunderstorm potential will remain. By noon, when the low is expected near the south coast region in Santa Barbara County, scattered showers will continue as the storm continues its path through Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

As for wind speeds, expect 15-25 mile per hour north to northwesterly winds along west-facing beaches in San Luis Obispo County, and 15-20 mph west to southwesterly winds along the south coast region. South to southwesterly winds is likely across valley locations, like San Luis Obispo, with winds from 10-15 mph.

Temperatures are going to trend down Monday due to the cold front moving through the area. Most daytime highs will stay between the mid-50s and low 60s. A beach hazards statement has been issued for the south coast through Tuesday afternoon as dangerous rip current and elevated surf of 3-5 feet remain in the forecast. For San Luis Obispo County-area beaches, a high surf advisory is in effect through Tuesday afternoon due to dangerous surf from 8-15 feet.

As for Monday evening, the storm will exit the area and the Central Coast will continue to experience gradual clearing through the overnight hours.