okay, so it’s not REAL rain, yet, but it is wet AND cold up here, only 38 degrees. The “drizzle” is enough to have gotten the dogs wet this am. SLO Co is still expecting drizzle and scattered rain today and tomorrow. From my SLO forecaster:
“A cold 547 dm upper-level low pressure system will pass over the Central Coast today into Friday with increasing clouds and extensive night and morning marine stratus, fog and mist/drizzle and cool temperatures. In fact, today’s maximum temperatures will only reach the 60s in the North County and coastal valleys, while the beaches will remain in the 50s.
As this late-season system moves closer, scattered rain showers will develop across our area this afternoon into early Friday morning. As the atmosphere becomes more unstable this afternoon, thunderstorms could develop throughout the Central Coast, but more likely in the eastern regions of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Total rainfall amounts will remain below a quarter of an inch for most locations, except for those areas impacted by thunderstorms were rainfall amounts could be much greater.
This low will produce thunderstorm and rain showers across the Sierra Nevada mountains with scattered showers possible across the foothills through Saturday. Snow levels are expected to drop to 5,500 feet. “