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Scattered showers cross the Central Coast Thursday, clearing for the weekend

Posted at 6:23 AM, Aug 10, 2023

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Showers continue to push across the Central Coast

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Good morning, Central Coast!

The showers that we have been talking about for a few days have arrived! First things first, click here for interactive radar for the Central Coast.

Now that the leftovers of former tropical storm Eugene have pushed into the region they will change nearly every aspect of the forecast. Today will be cooler than we have see for quite a while, highs in the interiors will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Coasts will also fall a couple of degrees.

Rain began this morning and will continue to push north through the morning hours. This initial push of storms will mainly impact the Santa Barbara area and could bring up to half an inch of rain to the peaks.

While there will be some thunderstorms to keep a close eye on severe weather is not anticipated. That being said the thunderstorms are capable of producing lightning that risks igniting fires. Keep a close eye out for that as well as downpours that can dramatically increase rain accumulations from the few hundredths most of the region can anticipate to a quarter of an inch where thunderstorms develop.

Where thunderstorms so not develop a few hundredths of an inch of rain is expected as the storms gather a little more energy.

Here is a look at the up-to-date rain totals on an interactive map.

As far as the future of these storms are concerned, daytime heating will help to give the storms some extra energy as the main driving low pressure pushes onshore. the main threat for storms will move to northern SLO county this afternoon and will dissipate to just a few lingering storm chances Friday morning.

The cooler temps will last though Friday but as the weekend arrives with high pressure reestablishing itself and warming interior temperatures back to the upper 90s by Sunday into early next week. Coastal valleys also will see temperatures rise a little bit as we close the weekend and begin next week with most temperatures returning to the mid 70s.

Have a great day Central Coast!