SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Quiet weather continues across our area this weekend, with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. Ventura County and areas south are seeing some light Santa Ana winds but most advisory-level winds have weakened for now. On Sunday, expect another beautiful day with highs close to what we saw today, in the low to mid-70s for coastal areas and upper-70s inland. A pattern change is ahead that will drastically change our weather.
As a low pressure trough moves over the region Monday, we'll begin to see winds kick up Monday afternoon and evening. The gusty winds will bring increased fire danger. Tuesday afternoon we'll begin to see clouds build once again as a cold storm system approaches the West Coast. We'll begin to see rain late Tuesday or early Wednesday, with showers likely and thunderstorms possible on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. Temperatures will feel noticeable colder, with highs only reaching the mid-50s by Wednesday and Thursday.
The storm could bring more than an inch of rain across the Central and South Coast, with higher totals likely in the mountains. We could also see snow showers and snow accumulating as low as 5,000 feet. Next Friday we'll begin to see the storm system fade with lingering chances for rain Friday and next Saturday.