The storm system that forecasters expected would bring rain to San Luis Obispo County overnight will continue to produce showers and even thunderstorms into this afternoon.
John Lindsey, a local forecaster and community relations representative for PG&E, said today’s storm is the first of three that will make this a wet week.
Highs today will be in the upper 50s, and lows will fall into the mid-40s.
The second storm will arrive Thursday, with continued winds and cool temperatures. Rainfall amounts will be a bit less than today’s storm. But the rainfall total from today and Thursday’s storm will be up to 1.5 inches in coastal valleys and nearly 3 inches in the mountains, Lindsey said.
Friday will see a respite before the third storm comes Saturday morning. It will be the weakest in the series and should produce only light showers.
By Sunday, springlike weather returns, with temperatures rising into the upper 60s.