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The weekend will bring a mix of sunshine and rain

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Posted at 4:16 AM, Mar 20, 2020

An upper low near the border of California and Nevada is going to result in cloudy skies and a chance of rain Friday. Weather models were showing light, scattered showers over the south coast regions Friday morning around 4:00 a.m. Rain shower chances are expected to increase across the mountains and foothills throughout the morning and afternoon.

Daytime highs will still be cooler and right around the mid-50s to the mid-60s. Gentle to moderate southerly winds will stay in the forecast through Saturday, ranging from about 10-20 miles per hour at their peak. These winds are expected to increase starting Sunday as a low pressure system develops.

The big story of the weekend will be rain system that's on the way. A slight ridge of high pressure will bring warmer temperatures and clear skies Saturday, but low pressure will take over Sunday, which will result in cloudy skies and rain. There's a chance of rain Sunday morning but chances will increase and become widespread by the evening. This system will last through Tuesday and could produce 1''-2'' of rain for the Central Coast.