Developing onshore flow ahead of an approaching storm system will bring noticeably cooler temperatures for Saturday. Much cooler weather with a chance of showers Sunday and Sunday night as the storm system moves over the region. A warming trend is expected with locally gusty north winds for the first half of next week.
High clouds will continue over the area Saturday but temps will nosedive into the mid 60s. NW winds will be quite strong in the afternoon at 15-25mph.
Sunday's system is moisture-starved so still believe that rain will be very light, under .10" for those that get any at all.
There may be a slight chance of thunderstorms starting Sunday afternoon into the evening.
Since this storm`s origins were coming out of the north, there will be plenty of cold air with the system. Snow levels are expected to drop down to around 3000 feet with relatively light snow accumulations.
Monday will be dry with decreasing clouds through the day. Winds will shift from the northwest to more northerly and there may be advisory level gusts for the Santa Barbara South Coast as northerly gradients increase. Temperatures will rebound a bit to the mid to upper 60s. Tuesday temps return to the 70s.
The first week of March looks quiet after the Sunday storm leaves but the second week of March still looks potentially very active.