Scattered rain showers are expected to last through the afternoon

Posted at 4:54 AM, Apr 09, 2020

A low pressure system is making its way over the Central Coast, which is resulting in scattered rain showers across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

As of 4:30 a.m., rainfall totals were close to 0.25''-0.50'' for most of Santa Barbara County, while rainfall amounts for San Luis Obispo County were closer to the 0.25'' or less. These amounts will increase as the rain continues through the afternoon. Additional amounts and the coasts and valleys will likely stay between 0.25'' and 0.50'' and the south coast region could have amounts that reach 0.75''.

The cloudy and rainy skies will cause daytime highs to trend down Thursday, which means temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50s.

A winter weather advisory is still in place for Santa Barbara County mountains and foothills through Friday morning. Roads in that area will be slick and commuters should use caution will driving.

The weekend is right around the corner and weather conditions will be favorable as high pressure replaces the cool, rainy low pressure system. Daytime highs over the weekend will jump to the upper 60s, and in some cases, the low 70s. There will be some morning fog over the weekend, otherwise, expect mostly sunny afternoon skies.