Keeping a close eye on a fast moving Pacific storm which is spinning just to our west. We really are seeing very little chance for any sprinkles as much of energy will continue to stay out to sea. Our weather focus will therefore continue to be the chilly temperatures! Despite some cool to mild afternoon highs, our overnight lows have been very cold. A Freeze Warning and Hard Freeze Warning will stay in play for the early morning hours of Sunday. Much of the warning areas will be just inland off the coastline. A Freeze Warning basically states that temperatures would dip to below freezing and a Hard Freeze puts temps at 28-degrees or less and keeps them there for at least 2 hours...obviously, sensitive plants/crops and animals need to be taken in to consideration. A gradual warm up is expected as we get ready to head in to December and we could be seeing another chance for at least a few sprinkles as well.
So for the overight, look for another very chilly one ! Inland areas of all counties will be seeing the potential for Freeze and Hard Freeze conditions...20'a and 30's! Coastal areas should do a little bit better with overnight lows in the upper 30's to mid 40's.
For Sunday, once the morning chill dissipates, we should see a nice rebound with most areas pushing back up in to the low to mid 60's...the only exception could be for Cuyama and the Paso Robles area where upper fifties might the best we can do! In addition, building surf from the northwest will create advisory level conditions for portions of the Central Coast...surf up and above 8 feet could be possible!
Looking ahead, a slight offshore flow will develop through early next week. This will help to warm things up on both ends of the day! By mid week we should see near and even slightly above normal temperatures. Then, by about Thursday, another storm system starts to slide south and we see a slight chance for showers developing in to Friday. It appears as of now that most of the shower activity will be yet again focused well to our north, but the rain chance will come in to play. Cooler temperatures and possibly more wind will also return as well.