Scattered showers expected through the morning commute Tuesday

Posted at 4:26 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 10:38:44-04

An upper low system will continue to have impacts on the Central Coast Tuesday. Drivers should be ready for a wet commute with steady showers. At times, the rain could reach higher intensities. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for both counties Tuesday afternoon, which means rainfall rates have the potential to range from .25''-.50'' per hour. Rainfall totals will be variable Tuesday, especially since some areas could receive more rain than others.

Cold temperatures aren't going anywhere Tuesday as daytime highs will struggle to get past the upper 50s. Even some areas, like California Valley, might not get out of the upper 40s range.

Southerly winds will be breezy at times Tuesday morning with the potential reach speeds of 20 miles per hour by the afternoon. Rain chances will also start to diminish by then, but it's possible the Central Coast could continue to see some rain activity through early Wednesday. Another round of showers is expected Thursday-Friday and even more rain could reach the area by the weekend.