Another much needed storm system is currently moving through the region. We are not currently under any flood watches or threats at this time. However, high elevation snow, strong wind and high surf are all expected through the weekend. Temperatures will stay very cool with all areas seeing highs well below average for this time of year.
Timing for rain right now looks like the heaviest showers will occur from north to south through late Saturday evening and then in to very early Sunday. Most areas could see at least a half to one inch of rain with some upslope mountain areas picking up much more. A slight chance for thunder will come in to play on Sunday as the chilly winds push in more moist air from the Pacific. Showers on Sunday will be more intermittent and scattered and it will be windy and chilly. Another wave of moisture is expected Sunday night which could bring steady and brief heavy rain in to early Monday morning.
Looking ahead, Monday should see the showers taper off quickly with breezy and chilly conditions lingering. More sunshine is expected by Tuesday, but not much warmth, so keep the jackets handy. Another storm system will approach the region from north to south late in the work week. For now, best chances for more rain will be in northern areas above Point Conception. Rain chances will linger in to next weekend and our southern region will have its best chance for rain by Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures next week will remain well below normal for all areas.