Six straight days of rain have ended, and Thursday will be sunny after morning ground fog burns off. Highs will be in the upper 50s in the North County and lower 60s in San Luis Obispo.
Friday will also be clear, as will most of Christmas Day, according to forecaster John Lindsey. But a fast-moving storm is set to arrive Saturday night, bringing chances for heavy rain and strong winds. Rain will turn to scattered showers Sunday. Rainfall amounts with the system should range between a quarter-inch and 2 inches across San Luis Obispo County.
Partly cloudy skies with morning ground fog are expected to develop Monday and Tuesday, Lindsey said.
Another cold front should pass the Central Coast on Tuesday night, producing winds 25 to 38 mph and rain.
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Stronger winds - 39 to 54 mph with gusts up to 60 mph - and much colder weather is expected Wednesday through Friday of next week.
Rainfall totals from Friday through 5 p.m. Wednesday:
Camp San Luis8.66Cayucos8.16Diablo Canyon8.06Hog Canyon near Paso Robles4.88Morro Bay8.25Oceano7.48Paso Robles airport1.64PG&E Energy Education Center Weather11.71Rocky Butte13.46San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly6.72San Luis Obispo County Airport9.5Santa Margarita Fire Department6.76Shandon4.69SLOWeather.com10.02Templeton5.93
Compiled by local forecaster John Lindsey