Windy weekend on the way

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 10, 2020

Not every cold front produces rain. There is a cold front on the way this weekend which will crank up winds both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday north winds of 15-25 are expected in the afternoon and Sunday winds 15-25 with gusts to 35mph.

As you can imagine with winds like this there will be ample energy going into the water and high surf advisories are also in place for rather large wave which could even approach 17ft at times.

Other than the winds the skies will be partly cloudy. High temps will be near seasonal averages in the 50s and 60s at the coast with mid to upper 50s inland.

There is another cold front Tuesday which could produce more showers for SLO county with slightly less opportunity in Santa Barbara county, but after the passage winds again pick up to 15-30mph out of the NW. This will keep temps on the cool side.

Wednesday we will see increasing clouds before another stronger storm arrives Thursday. At this point it looks like .50-1.5" of rain with strong south winds 15-30mph with higher gusts. Ultimately snow levels drop to about 3000ft as well.

Models differ on the outlook after that with one model suggesting more active weather into the following week.