Good Morning Central Coast!
I hope that everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the sunny weekend because rain returns this week.
Monday Morning will be a chilly one to start with many locations nearing that critical 32 degree point. This has prompted a frost advisory for western Santa Barbara county through 9 AM.
Cold temps (like what we are seeing this morning) are expected for the rest of the week. Keep that extra layer handy.
Sunshine will continue through Monday and will help to warm temps a bit from what we have seen recently. Highs will reach into the upper 60s along the SB southcoast.
Overall things will be quiet through early Tuesday. Enjoy it though because from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday an active weather pattern will take over.
It will start with more cloud cover pushing in in the afternoon, by late Tuesday we will see rain begin that will last, in one form or another through Thursday. It will come in two rounds with an imperfect break between the two. Most of the rain will fall overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and then once again Wednesday into Thursday.
The first round of rain will last into Wednesday morning and have a risk of Thunderstorms within it. The SPC has us within a small risk of Thunderstorms.
In terms of rain totals, this will not be one of the big storms from the season. Interior valleys will likely see the least with 0.25-0.5" Coastal valleys will see between 0.5 and 1" of rain with locally higher amounts in the mountains.
There is also a risk of light snowfall in the interiors of Santa Barbara County.
Have a great day Central Coast!