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More storms are headed toward SLO County

More rain is on the way for San Luis Obispo County, forecasters say, but it won’t be a return to the days-on-end deluge earlier this week.

First the calm: Temperatures will rise into the 60s today across San Luis Obispo County, thanks to high pressure that will yield clear, sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Some areas could see fog this morning, a result of moisture left over from rains earlier this week, said John Lindsey, a local forecaster and community relations specialist with PG&E.

But a new storm front will move down the California coastline on Christmas Day, bringing with it rain and strong winds.

Rain should arrive here sometime late Saturday afternoon or evening, and winds will range from 25 to 38 mph along the coast, Lindsey said. Showers will linger into Sunday. Rainfall totals will range between a quarter-inch to three-quarters in the North County and more than an inch in San Luis Obispo. The coastal mountains may see more than 2 inches.

High temperatures this weekend will be in the 50s and low 60s. Overnight lows will be in the high 30s in the North County to 40s in coastal valleys.

Partly cloudy skies, with morning ground fog, will develop Monday and Tuesday. Then a new storm will arrive Tuesday night, packing rain and more wind into Wednesday.

Once that storm passes through, strong winds will develop in its wake, with gusts up to 60 mph possible along the coast, Lindsey said. Temperatures will also be lower than normal, he said.

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