Thursday Weather Update

By Jack Martin on Mar 08, 2018 at 03:54 PM

Good Thursday morning,

The back side of our work week is closing in and so is the rain.

Everything seems to be on track for a wet weekend. The good news is the rain looks like it will not come all at once. Rain will be light to moderate over a 6 to 12 hour period. Totals are going to be 1 to 3 inches in the mountains and .50 to 1 inch coastal.

This is good news again for Montecito.

This system is out of the west and will move closer over the next 2 days. It is going to steer the subtropical clouds over us and produce rain. Snow levels will be high with this storm, because of the west track, around 8,000 feet.

Here is a picture.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/h5-loop-wv.html

For today and Friday, we will see high clouds. No rain is likely. The only possibility of some rain is north county.

Friday night, the low gets into better position and rain will start up some time Saturday. The exact start of the rain is not clear yet, but likely Saturday afternoon.

Rain over night and into the first part of Sunday.

Looks like we might be getting into a wet period. More rain Tuesday into Wednesday and another shot on Friday of next week. This is all a good thing, just as long as it is a light steady rain.

We will see how next week shakes out, right now we will focus on Saturday's rain.

Friday’s forecast will give us better timing.

Have a good day, and I will be checking in on Friday.