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Rain takes a break and dry, sunny conditions come into play this week

Break from the rain, dry and sunny conditions ahead
Posted at 3:43 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 23:00:35-05

Rain is taking a break and instead dry and sunny conditions will be coming into play this week.

Partly cloudy skies along with a slow warming trend is expected starting Monday through Thursday.

Here's a look at weekend rainfall totals:

Arroyo Grande (SLOCountyWater.org) ............ 0.48"
Atascadero, (SLOCountyWater.org) .............. 0.83"
Avila Valley (PG&E Energy Education Center).... 0.56"
Cal Poly ...................................... 0.57"
Cambria (SLOCountyWater.org) .................. 0.64"
Camp San Luis (SLOCountyWater.org) ............ 0.46"
Cayucos at Bill Coy's Place ................... 1.10"
Creston (SLOCountyWater.org) .................. 0.67"
Diablo Canyon ................................. 0.28"
Grover Beach, Exploration Station ............. 0.55"
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes ........................ 0.08"
Condor Lookout, Hi Mountain, Los Padres NF .... 1.37"
Hwy 46 and W 7 Mile Road in Cambria ........... 0.48"
Lompoc Airport (NOAA NWS) ..................... 0.21"
Lopez Recreation Area (SLOCountyWater.org) .... 1.10"
Los Osos (SLOCountyWater.org) ................. 0.25"
Morro Bay Harbor .............................. 0.13"
Nipomo East (SLOCountyWater.org) ............ 0.63"
Oceano (SLOCountyWater.org) ................. 0.32"
Paso Robles Airport (NOAA NWS) ................ 1.04"
Port San Luis Harbor .......................... 0.17"
Rocky Butte (SLOCountyWater.org) .............. 4.02"
Santa Maria Public Airport (NOAA NWS) ......... 0.36"
Santa Margarita (SLOCountyWater.org) .......... 1.07"
Santa Ynez Airport (NOAA NWS) ................. 0.36"
San Luis Obispo County Airport (NOAA NWS) ..... 0.76"
San Simeon (SLOCountyWater.org)................ 0.82"
Shandon (SLOCountyWater.org) .................. 0.50"
Salinas Dam (SLOCountyWater.org) .............. 1.00"
Shell Beach Rain at Effie's place ............. 0.41"
Templeton (SLOCountyWater.org) ................ 0.70"
Vandenberg Air Force Base ..................... 0.28"

Monday saw cooler than normal temperatures as low pressure lingers in the area, but a small warming trend is expected as the week gets underway.

Patchy fog looks to return overnight Tuesday and as a ridge of high pressure moves over the region, the low pressure trough moves out, but will bring some more cloud coverage.

On Tuesday, daytime highs at the beach look to reach low 60's, mid-60's for the coastal valleys and low 60's inland.

Isolated thunderstorms and showers cannot be ruled out for San Luis Obispo County, but they are not likely.

Northeasterly winds will produce breezy conditions Monday with winds from 15-25 miles per hour through Monday night.

Warmer than normal conditions should hang around the area into Friday, then another trough of low pressure will come in.

We could see rainfall again as early as Friday over San Luis Obispo County and northern mountain slopes. Winds could additionally pick up to advisory levels across Santa Barbara County this coming weekend.