Partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures Friday

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Posted at 4:25 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 09:01:37-05

Friday will be somewhat of a transitional weather day for the Central Coast and clouds increase and temperatures decrease.

By the afternoon an upper-level trough will move in over the coast, which could keep the clouds from dissipating. For the most part, high clouds will be over the region through Friday with the potential to increase Friday night through Saturday morning.

Some of the inland valleys are still trying to hang on to the low 70s but most of the interior regions will be around the upper 60s. The coastal valleys will be closer to the mid 60s and the beaches will range from the upper 50s to the low 60s. Onshore winds will generally be around 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 mph.

Rain is in the forecast for the weekend and there's a 20% chance the area could see some precipitation as early as Friday night. There's a chance for drizzle Saturday morning and increased rain chances through the afternoon and evening hours. Looking ahead to Sunday, another round of light rain that could cover the area, but again, totals should stay on the lighter side. Rainfall totals could be close to .10'' but some models are suggesting that areas could receive closer to .50''.

The next round for rain will start Monday and is expected to last through Wednesday, possibly Thursday. This system is expected to pack more of a punch as it will be picking up subtropical moisture. Rainfall totals with this one could range from 1''-3'' and it will be monitored as we get closer to the event.