It is foggy in many areas this morning with low visibility. Be careful driving, and expect airport delays if traveling by air.
Today (Thursday), will be somewhat rain free. It will never really dry up, due to fog and minimal sun. Tonight the next system begins to move in. It is centered over Oregon -California border right now
This will dip to the south, pushing the moisture field right over us. Rain will, as usual start up north to south. Central California around 8 and SB midnight. Then LA just in time for the rush hour with lots of accidents possible.
This is going to be short lived, but pack a punch. It will pour for at 3 to 4 hour period, with lighter stuff between. With all the dirt saturated streams are going to be roaring. Expect some flooding in areas, with rainfall rates up to 1/2 to 3/4 inch per hour. Mainly in the overnight hours.
Rain will depart Friday morning with showers. Friday night a second wave, but mainly over the mountains.
Rain totals 1 to 2 inches coastal SLO , SY and SB Mountains 2 to 4 inches . LA a bit less...by Saturday morning it will all be over. It will be Cool day as colder air moves in Friday night.
Sunday a Santa Anna event starts up. Winds and dry air comes back though midweek. Chilly and freezing nights in the valleys sunny and warm days. High pressure will keep the storm track above us though Wednesday
That's the good news.............
The bad news..........
If you planning a trip to Hawaii it is going to be wet next week.
Late in the week the high breaks down and more rain is in the forecast late in the week here...To add insult to injury the 8 to 14 day long range models bring us lots more rain....
We will close with, WOW... where was this weather last year ???