Rain in SLO County; snow in Sierras this weekend

Rain that started Thursday night dropped about a half-an-inch over the Central Coast by Friday morning, according to a Diablo Canyon meteorologist.

The system will continue down the coast today, according to meteorologist John Lindsey, with scattered rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

Cloudy skies will develop tonight, continuing through Saturday, Lindsey said.

Monderate rain and a chance of thunderstorms are expected by late Sunday morning. Rain totals could range between one-third to two-thirds of an inch. One to two feet of snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada.

Sunny and windy weather is expected to return Monday, Lindsey said. Inland areas may see temperatures climb into the 80s by Wednesday.

Rain is not expected again for the foreseeable future.