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Scattered showers in the forecast through the morning commute

Scattered showers in the forecast through the morning commute
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Posted at 4:21 AM, Dec 18, 2019

Wednesday will have a rainy start before mostly cloudy skies take over by the afternoon. A weakening cold front over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties has resulted in steady rain activity since the early morning hours on Wednesday. As drivers get ready to head out the door, they can expect more rain chances throughout the morning commute with possible precipitation by the early afternoon. As of 4:15 a.m., the most rain recorded was over Cambria, which was just under a half-inch.

The wind conditions will taper off by the early afternoon, but before they do, they will be southerly and around 15-25 miles per hour. By the afternoon the winds will shift out of the northwest and be closer to a range of 10-20 mph.
Temperatures will be on the cooler side but right around average for this time of the year. Daytime highs for the inland valleys will be around the upper 50s and the low 60s, and the coastal valleys and beaches will stay closer to the low to mid-60s.

After this rain system sweeps through the area, there's another opportunity for more rain Saturday night, which could carry over into the start of next week.