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Sunny skies may be back as early as Tuesday

Avila Beach Drive is flooded near Avila Valley Barn on Sunday.
Avila Beach Drive is flooded near Avila Valley Barn on Sunday.

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.

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
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