Yet another rain chance pushes through the region Tuesday

Storms over moonstone beach
Posted at 4:39 AM, Dec 06, 2022

Good Morning Central Coast!

Unlike the last few days there is some significant cloud cover this morning that is bringing some patchy fog to the region just in time to kick off the morning commute.

The good news is that it will not last long, more rain will usher out the fog this morning. That will bring its own concerns to the morning commute as road conditions may be tricky.

Totals look at about less than a tenth of an inch in Santa Barbara county but for portions of northern SLO county we could see around a quarter of an inch. These totals will depend strongly on where the storms pop up specifically, for most of us today will bring little more than a passing shower but for those who do see rain, it is going to be noticeable.

For up-to-date rain totals check out this link!

The biggest change between these rain chances and what we saw over the weekend will be the potential for thunderstorms. There is significantly less rain potential within these storms but in them there is the potential for a couple rumbles of thunder and locally higher rain totals. The scattered showers will continue into the evening hours before dissipating into the overnight hours.

Besides the rain chances through the day we will continue to have a few clouds and chilly temperatures. Most communities will be in the 50s with a 60 or two on the south coast.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning the marine layer will deepen and fog will develop for many of the coastal areas, though that should clear into the daytime hours Wednesday. The Santa Barbara County interiors could see a few scattered showers but accumulations will be minimal.

Temperatures will stay on the cool side each day with a bit more sunshine day by day. This weekend the pattern will change significantly as another rain chance moves into the region.

Models are not quite in agreement this far out, but it looks like we will see some rain first with a cold front, then with wrap around showers through Sunday.

As the new week approaches, skies will clear and we could start to see temperatures warm.

Have a great day Central Coast!