By Jack Martin on Aug 18, 2023 at 04:43 PM

Good Friday morning,

As the weekend approaches, so does the storm system to the south named Hillary. 

She is currently spinning at hurricane status west of Cabo San Lucas and will work our way up towards Southern California for the weekend.

We will begin to feel the effects of the humidity sometime on Saturday then with rain chances starting Saturday night in LA and moving into our area most likely Sunday afternoon through Monday.

It does still look like the greatest chance of rain is going to be from Sunday afternoon through Monday for the Santa Barbara area. Depending on how this tracks, the greatest rains likely going to be in LA and Ventura mountains. However, if the system will track a little bit more west, Santa Barbra get hit harder.

Regardless, everyone will see rain thundershowers from the system. How much is still in question, but in the range of 1 inch is likely at this point there’s a flash flood warning for areas south of us for their local mountains because of thunder showers. 

Any way you look at it, this is quite unusual for a tropical storm to impact us this hard along the coast. Although, this has been one of those years. Didn’t think I’d be preparing for rain in August.

Below is the local forecast. You can see the icons with thunderstorms and the percentages, so you’ll be able to get an idea of what is to come.

Looks like some marine layer to start the day. Then the marine layer will start to go away as the warmer air gets closer. Humidity increases it gets somebody out there. It will feel tropical.

Here is a cool graphic to see the winds and system spinning https://earth.nullschool.net/

Have a great day. Looks like we have two days before the rain arrives.

Stay tuned!

Jack Martin

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