Possibility of thunderstorms, brief downpours as part of Sunday night storm

Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 29, 2019

Sunday started out nice and sunny before the cloud coverage began earlier in the afternoon.

We are still anticipating parts of San Luis Obispo County to be the first to see parts of this storm around 6 p.m.

Widespread rain will be developing across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties during overnight hours and into Monday morning.

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Rainfall totals have been scaled down however, with the National Weather Service now estimating .25"-1.00" for the Central Coast.

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There is still a threat of brief, heavy downpours and slight chance of thunderstorms as well.

There is also still concern of snow causing the I-5 to close, with potentials for 2 more inches of snow to accumulate.

The Santa Barbara County mountain area is still on track for 4"-8".

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Offshore winds are increasing with this storm, with gust potentials of 35-50 mph by Tuesday.

These strong winds have prompted a High Surf Advisory as well as a Small Craft Advisory.

Wave heights could be over 10 feet with dangerous rip currents!

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Temperatures appear to be warming up however and New Year's Day looks to be dry and mild.

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Enjoy the rest of 2019!