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Showers/storms expected as low pressure pushes into the region

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jun 05, 2023

Good morning, Central Coast!

As we kick off a new work week it is hard to ignore the dense marine layer and slight drizzle across the region this morning. This is very much a change from the sunshine and widespread warmth we were able to enjoy this weekend.

The big change is thanks to a strong low pressure moving south across the west coast today and as it pushes towards us cooler weather and rain is expected.

This afternoon the low will arrive in earnest to the region. Scattered showers will push through beginning this afternoon in the interior valleys.

Later on this evening more widespread showers will move in. Monday evening the best chance is in SLO County.

The greatest chance for accumulating rainfall and thunderstorms is overnight Monday into Tuesday. The vast majority of the region will see at least some accumulating rainfall overnight. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms within the overnight storms as well.

Continued scattered showers are expected through the day Tuesday and lingering into Wednesday Morning.

When the system is all said and done most locations will see totals 0.15"- 0.3" with some of the interior valleys getting close to half an inch.

Within the storms there is enough energy to get pockets of convective development. AKA thunderstorms are possible.

Localized heavy rain is possible, alongside thunder and lightning risk. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of the Central Coast under the risk for thunderstorms. Take caution and remember that when thunder roars, head indoors!

The low-pressure system over the area will keep temperatures well below normal for most of this week with June Gloom sticking around.

Cool temps are expected not only through the start of the week but through the weekend as well.

Temps are continuing to stay warm across some valleys and desert areas in California. If you need a quick getaway from "June Gloom", places like Fresno, Bakersfield, and Palm Springs are places that will give you conditions that feel more like summer.

With storms possible in the forecast don't forget to download the KSBY Microclimate Weather App for the latest radar and for alerts.

Have a wonderful day Central Coast!