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Sunny and warm temperatures end with cooling trend on the way

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Friday is the end to the sunny and warm temperatures the Central Coast was given for Thanksgiving. Onshore breezes bring a cooling trend through Sunday. There is a slight chance of light rain mainly for the coast Saturday night into Sunday. Monday is expected to stay dry. The best opportunities for rain will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Otherwise, a cloudy forecast with minimal sun.

Weather Watcher Report for November 28, 2014

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Arroyo Grande 70/43
Atascadero 80/40
Avila Beach 64/49
CA Valley 80/32
Cambria 67/47
Cayucos 62/48
Corbett Canyon 76/50
Goleta 81/43
Grover Beach 65/47
Guadalupe 69/47
Lompoc 77/36
Los Osos 65/59
Morro Bay 72/47
Nipomo 69/46
Orcutt 71/76
Paso Robles 79/39
Pismo Beach 63/49
San Luis Obispo 83/39
San Simeon 65/47
Santa Barbara 87/50
Santa Maria 84/42
Santa Ynez 88/41
Shandon 74/41
Solvang 81/47
Templeton 76/39

Weather Watcher Report, November 27, 2014

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Arroyo Grande 78/48
Atascadero 80/45
Avila Beach 71/54
CA Valley 73/54
Cambria 75/44
Cayucos 56/78
Corbett Canyon 80/52
Goleta 81/45
Grover Beach 73/54
Guadalupe 75/52
Lompoc 78/51
Los Osos 72/53
Morro Bay 68/58
Nipomo 74/73
Orcutt 80/50
Paso Robles 79/37
Pismo Beach 66/47
San Luis Obispo 82/42
Santa Barbara 87/51
Santa Ynez 88/43
Shandon 79/43
Solvang 95/49
Templeton 80/43

Sunny and warm Thanksgiving but weekend brings changes

By: Amanda Starrantino, KSBY Weather Reporter

Thanksgiving started warm and high temperatures were seen across the Central Coast with some light winds. Friday will be warm but clouds start to make their way on Saturday. Temperatures begin to drop over the weekend and a chance of rain for the coast on Sunday. Rain and showers expected throughout the Central Coast coming into the week. Tuesday and Wednesday showing best chances for that rain.

Nov. 26th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 79/44
Atascadero 76/36
CA Valley 32/81
Cambria 53/79
Corbett Canyon 53/79
Cuyama 41/85
Goleta 43/78
Hearst Castle 58/80
Lompoc 39/82
Los Osos 48/79
Morro Bay 54/73
Nipomo 42/79
Oceano 50/79
Orcutt 53/80
Paso Robles 37/78
Pismo Beach 49/68
San Luis Obispo 41/86
San Miguel 33/79
Santa Barbara 50/84
Santa Maria 46/85
Santa Ynez 39/86
Shandon 30/80
Shell Beach 49/68
Solvang 38/84
Templeton 33/78
Vandenberg AFB 48/83

Thanksgiving weather looks good, rain returns after but timing a question

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

High pressure, which has given us the 70s and 80s for a few days, lingers through Thanksgiving. The main reason we are warm during the day and cool at night are the morning offshore winds and dryness of the air.

That ridge in the jet stream breaks down later on Friday and that opens the door for several areas of low pressure to impact the Central Coast bringing rain chances. While the confidence in rain is high the timing has low confidence at the moment since guidance models have wildly different views on the positioning of low pressure.

At this point it appears that some rain is likely Sunday on the Central Coast, but not the strongest part of what could be a multi-day storm. This initial rain could bring as much as a half of an inch.

The second part of the storm is the hardest to time, it could be as early as Monday but looks more likely to be later Monday if not Tuesday. Rain associated with this larger low-pressure center could linger into Wednesday.

I’d say 1-2” potential exists with the second system however we have to look at this entire forecast with some flexibility until models start to align on a higher probability forecast. However it is important to issue some kind of outlook since many people will travel over this time frame, just please check back for updated forecasts as it is certain to change.

Nov. 25th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 52/72
Atascadero 35/71
Cambria 52/73
Corbett Canyon 50/78
Cuyama 34/76
Goleta 41/77
Hearst Castle 52/72
Lompoc 41/79
Los Osos 47/73
Morro Bay 55/72
Nipomo 51/77
Oceano 51/77
Orcutt 39/77
Paso Robles 34/73
Pismo Beach 48/72
San Luis Obispo 42/79
San Miguel 32/75
Santa Barbara 49/81
Santa Maria 43/81
Santa Ynez 37/81
Shandon 34/78
Shell Beach 48/72
Solvang 35/80
Templeton 34/72
Vandenberg AFB 49/77

No weather concerns prior to Thanksgiving but then rain returns

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

One more day of really nice daytime highs with the morning offshore flow should produce more temps in the low 80s in the coastal valleys and mid-70s along the beaches.

In the interior valleys, lows will drop to the mid-30s yet the highs recover to the 70s.

You’ll know a weather change has begun when onshore winds return Thanksgiving day. At the coast the temps will come down, but for most it’ll be a very mild Thanksgiving in the 70s. Skies will become partly cloudy with some occasional marine clouds returning at the coast.

Friday looks pleasant but the onshore flow continues.

Saturday night we could see a minor chance of rain, the bulk of the next storminess waits until later Sunday.

Winds will become quite strong from the south over the course of Sunday, and rain (with heavy potential) developing in the late evening with the heaviest rain Monday into Tuesday, rain may even continue into Wednesday.

Generally the rain potential looks to be between 1-3” but some hills could see rain totals exceed 4”.

Stay tuned as this forecast talks about conditions nearly a week away there are certain to be many forecast adjustments.

Nov. 24th, 2014 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 42/78
Atascadero 33/66
Cambria 41/69
Corbett Canyon 52/75
Cuyama 34/63
Goleta 43/77
Hearst Castle 50/66
Lompoc 37/80
Los Osos 47/74
Morro Bay 55/73
Nipomo 46/76
Orcutt 41/77
Paso Robles 34/67
Pismo Beach 48/77
Pozo 36/67
San Luis Obispo 44/76
San Miguel 32/70
Santa Barbara 50/80
Santa Maria 52/82
Santa Ynez 36/79
Shandon 33/65
Shell Beach 48/77
Solvang 35/78
Templeton 32/65
Vandenberg AFB 50/77

This week quiet but next week looks wet

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Right now a strong ridge of high pressure is setting up and it’ll produce morning offshore winds which will be gusty at times through mid-week.

It will produce clear skies which will mean mild to warm afternoon conditions (especially at the coast) but also cool to cold overnight lows, coldest in the interior valleys where 30s are likely.

Thanksgiving weather looks wonderful locally in the 70s but the winds will shift to more dominantly onshore by the afternoon and cooler weather is already here Friday and Saturday.

Rain could start as early as Saturday night but early next week rain looks likely with heavy potential in San Luis Obispo county and northern SB county as well. There could be a break Tuesday but more rain looks to return the middle of next week. This has potential to be the kind of rain we’ve been waiting on for some time.