Another very chilly and even record breaking start to our Saturday. Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Camarillo and Goleta all set new morning low temperature records for this date. Byt the afternoon, we did manage to warm slightly, but it remained pretty brisk and windy at times. Speaking of wind, a Wind Advisory will remain in effect for portions of the Central Coast through about 10 pm Saturday. Interior Ventura County will see the advisory last through early Monday. Frost and freeze issues could be of a concern once again. For now only portions of Ventura County in wind protected areas are under any official advisory.
For Sunday, look for a nice return of slightly warmer weather with most areas approaching normal levels for the first time in about a week! Highs will be mostly in the low to mid 60's despite the morning chilly start.
Looking ahead, changes come quick once again as another storm takes aim at us on Monday. This storm is trending a little farther west than the past few storms, but still lacks the moisture and dynamics required to bring us more than just some light accumulations. Also, the forecast models have not been overly consistent, so minor variations could change the whole forecast. For now we see a decent chance for showers showing up along the Central Coast. South of Point Conception could remain dry and only see more wind. Dry weather returns on Wednesday and early Thursday before the next storm moves down the coast late next week. We have hopes that this system will bring a better chance for more widespread rain. Again, our models are still seeing fluctuations that could change the dynamics greatly. We will need to monitor closely as a good rain maker could spell more trouble in recent burn areas. It's a tough spot, we desperately need the rain and of course, are very nervous about our hillsides!