Chance of light rain today, Wednesday

Showers are falling offshore of the Central Coast this morning, but it is uncertain whether that rainfall will actually make it to land today, according to the National Weather Service.

A slight chance of showers is in the forecast for San Luis Obispo County today and into tonight, and there are possibilities of lightning strikes and a thunderstorm, the NWS says.

Temperatures countywide today will be in the high 50s to low 60s.

Dry and cool weather returns Tuesday, but then a second, fast-moving storm front will push through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, bringing with it another chance of light rain.

A ridge of high pressure will rebuild along the coastline Thursday and remain in place through New Year’s weekend, ushering in a period of dry, warmer days and cool nights. Daytime highs should be in the upper 60s in San Luis Obispo on New Year’s Day, the weather service predicts.

-- Tad Weber