Friday Morning and Weekend Forecast

By Jack Martin on Mar 16, 2018 at 02:45 PM

Good Friday morning,

There goes another week. Looks like another cool day today, with average temps 8 to12 degrees below normal. It is amazing to me looking back. For the past few weeks, temps have been well below normal. Looking back to Jan and February, temps were the opposite and well above normal. The weather cycle has taken an about face in the month of March.

Here is our next storm system approaching. It is raining in Paso and SLO now. This should arrive here around 8 to 10 am.

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

This system will be a little colder than the last two, but rain will be about the same. Rain will be light to moderate for around a 6 to 8 hour period, with periods of off and on.

Total will be on the lighter side, 1/4 to 1/2 coastal and up to an inch in the mountains.

This will all clear out tonight.

Saturday you will wake to sunshine, however, as the day progresses you will find clouds building up over the mountains. This is a result of the core of the low passing us. Rain will be showery and brief. We expect to have some periods of rain, mainly over the mountains.

Sunday throught Tuesday looks to be a dry period, with no rain. Temps climb into the upper 60s and low 70s Monday and Tuesday.

After a week of rain, this will be a nice break.

Wednesday through Friday, the models all agree we will see rain. We just do not know how much or when?

As discussed yesterday, we need to watch this. The mid-range models have been anything but good over the past few weeks.

We will see what they are saying by Monday, but they are hinting at a strong system possibly. I will believe this when the models are consistent 72 hours out.

In the meantime, enjoy the rain today. Saint Patrick’s day is Saturday. All you Irish and want to be Irish for a day.

Enjoy. greenflag

Of course, enjoy the dry weekend, except for Saturday evening.