A cold air mass has made its way over the Central Coast and South Coast regions Thanksgiving morning, bringing chilly overnight temperatures and more rain. Overnight lows are ranging from the 30s to the 40s, and maximum daytime highs will likely stay below the low 60s. It's another day where locals and visitors will want to bundle up and have their umbrellas handy.
Steady rainfall is expected throughout much of the morning Thursday. Along with the rain, hail, thunder and lightning continue to be possibilities for this storm that is currently over the state.
A winter storm warning remains in place for our mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County. The area will have gusty conditions and could receive up to 12 inches of snow as snow levels drop from 3,000-3,500 feet. This will also be the case for the Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County.
Rain-wise, this storm is still producing some moderate to heavy rainfall over the Cave Fire. The latest models imagery shows that much of the activity has moved south of the burn scar, but there will be another round of heavier rain showers through late morning. Friday looks mostly cloudy by the afternoon, which will continue through Saturday morning. However, Saturday night looks stormy as moderate to heavy rainfall will sweep back over the area starting around 4:00 p.m. along the North Coast and continuing south through late Saturday and early Sunday morning. This weekend system could produce at least an additional 3 inches of rain as a result of an Atmospheric River pattern over the state.