Santa Barbara
56° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Santa Maria
54° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
San Luis Obispo
57° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Ventura
59° F
Clear
Clear
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  • First Alert Forecast

    There's been a few peeks of sunshine late this afternoon, but the clearing won't last long as more clouds will fill back in tonight.  We'll also see areas of drizzle as the marine influence stays quite strong in advance of an area of low pressure currently located off the Central Coast.  This low will arrive tomorrow with further chances for measurable rainfall in the forecast.  Temperatures tonight with all of the clouds will only drop down to the 50s by the coast, and the upper 40s to lower 50s in the valleys.

    Much like what we saw today, a deep marine layer will make for a gray and gloomy start to our day on Thursday.  There may be areas of drizzle up and down the coast early in the day, followed by a chance for some spotty showers throughout the afternoon hours.  The center of the storm approaches the coastline tomorrow night, but without much fanfare.  Therefore, rainfall totals will be light and variable, with most areas staying under .25". It will also be a cloudy and cool day on Thursday, with highs only warming into the upper 50s and 60s.

    The chance for rain showers will continue on Friday, with more of the same, a mainly light and scattered rain event.  Interior sections and the mountains have the best chance at seeing some heavier downpours and/or thunderstorms, so keep an eye on the sky.  By Saturday, the main threat for rain will be shifting southeast, with only slight chances in the forecast in Ventura County.  Further drying of the atmosphere will take place on Mother's Day, with mild temps and partly cloudy skies on tap.  Next week, our weather focus shifts to a warmer and dry pattern under the influence of high pressure.

  • Santa Barbara
    Scattered Clouds
    56° F
    Scattered Clouds
    • Wind:5 mph at W
    • Humidity:90%
    • Dewpoint:53° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:05 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:46 PM PDT
  • Santa Maria
    Scattered Clouds
    54° F
    Scattered Clouds
    • Wind:0 mph at N
    • Humidity:86%
    • Dewpoint:50° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:07 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:50 PM PDT
  • San Luis Obispo
    Mostly Cloudy
    57° F
    Mostly Cloudy
    • Wind:4 mph
    • Humidity:81%
    • Dewpoint:51° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:07 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:51 PM PDT
  • Santa Ynez
    Overcast
    55° F
    Overcast
    • Wind:0 mph at N
    • Humidity:72%
    • Dewpoint:46° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:06 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:48 PM PDT
  • Avila Beach
    Mostly Cloudy
    57° F
    Mostly Cloudy
    • Wind:4 mph
    • Humidity:81%
    • Dewpoint:51° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:08 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:51 PM PDT
  • Lompoc
    Overcast
    56° F
    Overcast
    • Wind:5 mph
    • Humidity:87%
    • Dewpoint:52° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:07 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:49 PM PDT
  • Ventura
    Clear
    59° F
    Clear
    • Wind:5 mph
    • Humidity:81%
    • Dewpoint:53° F
    • Barometer:29 inches
    • Sunrise:6:03 AM PDT
    • Sunset:7:43 PM PDT
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  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Chance of Rain
    • High:65° F
    • Low:55° F
    • Precip:20%
    • Chance of Rain
    Friday, May 6, 2016
    Chance of a Thunderstorm
    • High:66° F
    • Low:53° F
    • Precip:30%
    • Chance of a Thunderstorm
    Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Chance of Rain
    • High:68° F
    • Low:54° F
    • Precip:20%
    • Chance of Rain
    Sunday, May 8, 2016
    Partly Cloudy
    • High:71° F
    • Low:53° F
    • Precip:10%
    • Partly Cloudy
    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Partly Cloudy
    • High:72° F
    • Low:56° F
    • Precip:10%
    • Partly Cloudy
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Clear
    • High:74° F
    • Low:58° F
    • Precip:0%
    • Clear
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Clear
    • High:77° F
    • Low:° F
    • Precip:0%
    • Clear
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the morning then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

    Saturday and Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

    Sunday through Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

    Monday Night through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.