Rain chances wane, cool and cloudy days still to come

Posted at 5:44 AM, May 04, 2023

Good morning, Central Coast! Happy Thursday and May the 4th be with you on this Star Wars day!

The consistent rain we saw overnight is beginning to clear out quickly and will continue to clear through the morning. That being said we aren't done yet but at least for the morning commute things are looking good!

Most of the storm has already passed but a few spotty showers cannot be ruled out of the forecast. These will mainly pop up in the afternoon Thursday when the winds begin to shift as the low pressure departs the region. There will be another round of light rain chances Friday afternoon, this will be minimal but still something to be aware of. These scattered showers will amount to a few more hundredths of an inch of rain but little more than that.

Rain totals so far can be found at this link.

Due to a few bands of heavy rain early this morning portions of the Southcoast, including Santa Barbara are under a flood advisory until 5:15 am. Small flooding is possible locally in low lying and poor drainage areas.

Thanks to the system and the cold air brought in with it, temps are on the cool side with most highs not climbing out of the 50s and low 60s today.

Similar chilly conditions are expected Friday and even into Saturday before we start a very slow warming trend that will bring back 70s in the interior valleys by next week. We are still a long way from those 90s in the interiors a week ago.

Have a great day Central Coast!