Rain is in the forecast for SLO County

slinn@thetribunenews.comFebruary 20, 2014 

Surfer Matt Mohle is ready for his close-up as he speeds past an unidentified photographer Thursday at the Pismo Beach Pier, where good-sized surf combined with offshore winds produced some fast, hollow waves.

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Enjoy that nice coastal weather while you can, surfers and sunbathers.

Although northeasterly offshore gusts should keep away the marine layer Friday and Saturday, ensuring warm, dry conditions and clear skies, the weather will eventually take a turn for the wetter, said John Lindsey, PG&E meteorologist.

Winds switch direction on Sunday, coming out of the west-southwest to allow that cold, dense, moist marine layer to flow back toward the coastline, Lindsey said. He predicts low clouds and fog during the night and morning, with some partial afternoon clearing.

A weak cold front looks to arrive late Wednesday or Thursday morning, Lindsey said, with showers starting in earnest on Friday. San Luis Obispo County could see one to two inches of rain, he said.

“Then the storm door is open, allowing any low pressure system over the Pacific (Ocean) to move through the Central Coast,” said Lindsey, adding that the wet weather pattern will likely continue through the first week of March.

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