Our weather will remain quiet for the next 24 hours, out ahead of our next storm that's set to arrive this weekend. Some areas will see breezy northwest winds from this evening into the late night hours...with gusts in some spots approaching 35 mph. Temperature wise...overnight lows won't be as cold tonight as we'll see more clouds and some patchy late night fog forming.
Areas of fog tomorrow morning will give way to a partly to mostly cloudy afternoon. Clouds will be the thickest on Friday for areas north of Point Conception, where a few sprinkles or some light drizzle may be possible at times during the day. Otherwise, it will be a breezy and cooler day on Friday...with temperatures during the day warming into the middle and upper 60s.
The storm is expected to arrive on Saturday, with periods of light rain and gusty winds expected during the day. Showers and possible thunderstorms will continue on Sunday, with heavy downpours possible within any thunderstorms that do form. Snow will also be an issue with this storm, and a Winter Storm Watch is currently in effect for the mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. As much as 8" to 16" of snow will be possible above 5,500 feet, with accumulating snow even possible down to 3,500 feet. A second and weaker storm could bring us more showers from late Monday into early Tuesday...followed by a dry and warmer end to next week.