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Soggy Thanksgiving on Central Coast, more rain to come

Posted at 6:28 PM, Nov 28, 2019

Cold rainy weather is not leaving the Central Coast any time soon as a fresh batch of rain is expected to fall on the area overnight into Friday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Cuyama starting Thursday night through 4 a.m. Friday.

The San Marcos Pass, San Rafael Wilderness area, Dick Smith wilderness area, Lockwood Valley and Mount Pinos are also under a winter storm warning through 4 a.m. Friday, meaning heavy snow totals between 12 and 18 inches in higher elevation areas.

The Cuyama Valley is also expected to receive snow in higher elevation areas, causing slippery road conditions.

A cold upper-level trough of low pressure persists and as it digs into the San Luis Obispo-Monterey County line, a cold pocket will form in the area.

A showery weather pattern with isolated thunderstorms will continue through the evening in some parts of the region.

The trough of low pressure will move east of the region on Friday but a cold air mass will remain, keeping temperatures well below normal for this time of year.

If skies clear out quickly Thursday night, temperatures could decline further than expected. But if clouds should stay, temperatures will be warmer than forecast.

Cold temperatures are likely to continue through Saturday with widespread frost or freeze conditions in interior areas and potentially coastal cities as well.