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Scattered overnight showers bring light rain to the area - and even snow

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Posted at 4:22 AM, Nov 20, 2019

A Twitter post shows snow falling in the Lockwood Valley.

(Video courtesy: Heather Lomax)

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The overnight hours brought some light rain to the area, but most of these totals were below a tenth of an inch as of 4:00 a.m. It's the first rain of the season, but it's not bringing much rainfall to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Through the morning commute, drivers can expect much of the on-and-off shower activity along the south coast region, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and the Five Cities area. There's still about a 20-40% chance that San Luis Obispo could also receive light rain through 9:00 a.m. As for the north coast, weather models are showing this system might miss that area completely.

Rainfall totals are still looking light when this system is all said and done. While most of the area will start to dry up Thursday, light, scattered showers are possible throughout the early morning along the south coast.
Northwesterly winds will continue to be a part of the forecast Wednesday but will start to taper off by the afternoon. Weather models show that afternoon winds will range from 10-25 miles per hour, with breezier conditions around Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Temperature-wise, daytime highs will continue to trend down. Daytime highs for the beaches will struggle to get past the low 60s, and the coastal and inland valleys will generally be right around the low 60s and mid-60s.
Looking ahead to the weekend, dry and warmer weather will make a return and temperatures will be near seasonal averages.