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Cloudy skies but little rain in SLO County

On a sprinkly Monday, blue sky peeks through a break in the clouds over swaying palm trees along Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo.
On a sprinkly Monday, blue sky peeks through a break in the clouds over swaying palm trees along Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The week is off to a stormy start, but the unsettled weather is not likely to produce much rain.

A few light rain showers fell on parts of San Luis Obispo on Monday as a storm system moved in from the north. A tenth of an inch of rain is the most the storm was expected to deliver, said John Lindsey, a community relations specialist and experienced weather forecaster with PG&E.

The storm brought with it lower temperatures. Highs are expected to stay in the 50s for the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to be clear before another storm moves into the area on Wednesday, bringing with it a 30 percent chance of rain.

“Most of the rain is expected to remain north of the Monterey County line,” Lindsey said. “Nevertheless, this system is expected to produce around a tenth of an inch of rain in the coastal valleys and more than a half an inch of rain in the mountains.”

Dry and warmer weather will develop on Thursday and continue through the weekend. Daytime temperatures this weekend are expected to reach the low 70s.

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