By Jack Martin on Jan 16, 2020 at 04:16 PM

Good Thursday morning, 

Waking up this morning and walking outside you can smell the change in the air. 

It is the smell of damp air as our low pressure system starts to push our way. 

As discussed later yesterday, the rain will be delayed a bit to start off the day. 

It even looks like we might even be dry into the early afternoon. 


Today rain will begin over the central coast late this morning or by noon. 

Rain will slowly move south and affect Santa Ynez around 1 pm and Santa Barbara 2pm.

Ventura and LA a little later. LA will get the worst of it, because of the timing around rush hour. 

It does look like rain totals are still in line. 1/4 to 3/4 coastal. 3/4 to 1.25 mountains and south facing mountains possibly 1.5 inches.

Santa Barbara will likely see a bit more the average, because of our south facing mountains.

Rain rates will be 1/2 or less so no threat of flooding. We will see around a 6 hour period of rain.

Snow level will start off at around 4500 to 5500 feet then drop tonight to around 3500 feet. This should bring some snow to local mountains.

Friday morning it is all over and we will have a dry 3 day period through the weekend.

Monday and Tuesday are still a little questionable with a low pressure system pushing through. Models have been back and forth on the possibility of rain.

We will see how that all shakes out in the next few days. 

Wednesday looks to be dry with high pressure building back in.

That’s it for now, look for the wet stuff right after lunch for SB.

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