After a few days of rain along the Central Coast, expect sunshine as early as Tuesday.
Rain is expected to end by this afternoon after a low-pressure system about 75 miles west of San Luis Obispo brought a couple of inches of rain by Sunday afternoon, according to longtime local forecaster John Lindsey.
Snow levels are expected to range from 2,000 to 2,500 feet today, said Lindsey, a communications specialist with Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
A strong eastern Pacific high-pressure system is expected to take a position about 700 miles west of San Luis Obispo today, producing northeasterly offshore winds and mostly sunny weather the rest of this week.
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But expect dense ground fog during night and morning hours in the valleys of San Luis Obispo County, Lindsey said.
SLO County rainfall totals
36-hour period ending 5 p.m. Sunday, in inches:
- Arroyo Grande: 0.75
- Atascadero: 1.58
- Baywood Park: 1.85
- Cambria: 2.41
- Cayucos: 2.10
- Creston: 1.44
- Los Osos: 2.14
- Morro Bay: 2.07
- Nipomo: 0.43
- Oceano: 0.75
- Paso Robles (airport): 1.16
- San Luis Obispo (airport): 1.80
- Santa Margarita: 2.60
- Shandon: 1.58