Scattered showers across the Central Coast Monday before storm intensifies Tuesday

Posted at 5:22 AM, Mar 09, 2020

An intense low pressure storm system will make its way over the Central Coast Monday.

Scattered showers are expected throughout the morning commute Monday and will likely subside in the afternoon before rainfall potential increases late Monday night. Rainfall totals for Monday will likely stay close to .25''-.33''. Temperature-wise, daytime highs will actually be fairly close to normal and in the 60s for most of the area.

Winds will be right around 15 miles per hour, but wind gusts have the potential to reach 25-30 mph. These winds will continue to increase Tuesday as the low pressure system intensifies and could reach close to 50 mph at their peak.

Rainfall will start to intensify Monday night and will carry over through most of Tuesday. Tuesday will bring brief, heavy downpours and a chance of thunderstorms.

Some of the potential impacts from this storm include roadway flooding, minor debris flow in recent burn areas and hazards to mariners due to the possibility of thunderstorms.

The rain will start to taper off Wednesday and the area will be left with scattered showers. This three-day system has the potential to produce 1-3'' of rain, and up to 4'' for the mountains and foothills.