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Rain's in the forecast this weekend, but Thanksgiving should be sunny

Two storm systems heading toward the Central Coast will bring rain and colder temperatures this weekend, local forecaster John Lindsey says. But sunny skies should be back by Thanksgiving.

Clouds will build up Friday as the first cold front moves down the California coast, Lindsey said. The storm will wash rain across the region starting Saturday morning, Lindsey said, and will also pack southeasterly winds of up to 25 mph. The rain will turn to scattered showers by Saturday evening.

The second storm blows through on Sunday and will be colder, which could give rise to thunder and even hail, Lindsey said.

“Total rainfall amounts from both these systems should range between 0.33 and 0.75 inches,” Lindsey said.

High temperatures this weekend will be only in the upper 50s across the county. Overnight lows will be in the 40s and 50s, then drop into the 30s by Monday night.

Offshore winds will start blowing on Tuesday, pushing any clouds out to sea, Lindsey said. That will mean clear and warmer weather into Thanksgiving and into the following weekend, said Lindsey, a communications specialist with PG&E.

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