After a dry Friday, prepare for a wet weekend! As an upper low drops southward down the West Coast, a cold front will bring rain chances to the entire region Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will stay several degrees below average with highs in the 50s to low 60s.
If you're joining SLO's 5K Reindeer Run Saturday, throw a rain-proof ugly sweater on and maybe a warm Santa hat! The race starts at Mitchell Park at 9:00 am, ending by 11:30 am. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s at the race start and in the upper 50s by noon. Rain chances sit at 50 percent at 9:00 am, increase to 80 percent at 10:00 am. Proceeds go to SLO County Friday Night Live, which supports youth development and local scholarships.
'Let it Glow' Saturday night for the 56th Annual Parade of Lights at the Channel Islands Harbor. The festivities kick off at noon at Harbor View Park, with live music, kids' activities, snow, and photos with Santa. There's a 50/50 chance of rain until 2:00 pm. Then, chances increase to 80 percent for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be around 6:00 pm at noon, and in the upper 50s by the start of the boat parade.
On Sunday, you can get further into the holiday spirit at the 36th Annual Parade of Lights! At noon, families can enjoy a Winter Wonderland on the City Pier, complete with music and elves. Santa will be there, too! At 3:30 pm, kayakers and stand-up paddlers will take to the water in festive gear. At 5:00 pm, all can gather at Stearns Wharf for the holiday tree lighting ceremony, after which they can watch the parade of lights. The theme for this year's 30-some boats… Deck the Hulls! For the entire afternoon, carry an umbrella as rain chances will be around 60 percent. Highs will reach 60 degrees before falling to around 54 degrees at 5:00 pm. The later evening will be in the 40s.