Storm system could bring continued shower activity through Thursday afternoon

Posted at 4:29 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 07:29:30-05

A cold storm system moving over the area brought significant rain and wind to the area Christmas Day, and will have lingering effects through Thursday afternoon.

Daytime highs will be cool once again on Thursday as temperatures stay between the mid-50s and low 60s. Some areas, like Cuyama, will struggle to get out of the 40s. A winter storm warning will remain in place over the Santa Barbara County mountains through 9:00 a.m. as snow continues to accumulate.

Snow will also be a factor for the forecast in Cuyama as a winter weather advisory will also be in place through 9:00 a.m. Snowfall totals will likely range from two to four inches with wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

Scattered rain activity will continue through early afternoon, but it's likely that most of the area will only see about 0.10''-0.33'' of additional rain.

Looking ahead to the weekend, high pressure will set up over the state, which means conditions will be dry and skies will be mostly clear but temperatures will still be on the cooler side and stay closer to the 50s and low 60s. The next chance for rain will be Sunday night through Monday.