Light snow dusted the hills east of Cambria after a weekend storm that moved through the Central Coast.
With the vernal equinox marking the start of spring at 10:14 p.m. today, the region is experiencing some of the most unsettled weather of the winter, according to longtime local forecaster John Lindsey of PG&E.
Snow levels dropped below 2,400 feet as cold, moist and very unstable air behind Saturdays low-pressure system, combined with gale-force winds at 32 to 46 mph, brought scattered showers (at times heavy), hail and a chance of thunderstorms, said Lindsey, a communications specialist at the utility.
A weaker system is expected to move southeastward along the coast early today, bringing a few scattered showers, he added. Expect the rest of today to be dry, with coastal low clouds and fog tonight and Tuesday morning. Tuesday through Thursday are expected to be dry, with temperatures into the 70s, fog and low clouds in the night and early mornings.
More wet, cold and unsettled weather should develop late Friday night into Saturday, Lindsey said.