Partly cloudy skies, slightly cooler temperatures Sunday

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 01:48:10-04

The strange weather pattern we're having continued Saturday, where it was hard to tell what was the marine layer and what was smoke in some of our coastal areas.

The leftovers of Hurricane Genevieve have created potentials for slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain with potential for flash flooding.

The Flash Flood Watch has been extended now into Sunday night, covering the Cuyama Valley, San Luis Obispo County mountain and interior areas, and the Santa Barbara County mountains.

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These thunderstorms could have strong, gusty winds as well as cloud to ground lightning.

The best chance of a thunderstorm in the mountain areas will be in the afternoon hours, however there's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms early Sunday morning, around 1 a.m..

Along with cloud coverage from the potential storm, visibility has been reduced due to the smoke in the air.


An air quality warning is still in effect for San Luis Obispo County through Sunday afternoon, however it's likely it will get extended for a few more days.

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The air quality forecast for San Luis Obispo County shows several areas in North County with very bad air quality Sunday.


In Santa Barbara County, it appears the Santa Ynez Valley is being most impacted by the smoke.


Click here for SLO County air quality information.

Click here for Santa Barbara County air quality information.

There is potential for some marine layer clouds in the night and morning hours, otherwise skies should become mostly clear later Sunday night as a drier air mass moves in.

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Most areas will cool Sunday, however temperatures will still be a few degrees above normal.

Have a great weekend!

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