At long last, it appears a series of storms will bring badly needed rain to San Luis Obispo County.
Local forecaster John Lindsey said that a chance of rain remains in today's forecast, mostly along the top of northwesterly facing mountains. Highs countywide will only be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Skies will clear on Friday and remain sunny for the weekend as offshore winds redevelop. The dry conditions will lead to highs in the 70s, Lindsey said.
But a strong storm system now forming far out in the Pacific Ocean will make its way toward California and should arrive off the Central Coast on Tuesday night. Rain will last into Wednesday, and there is potential for the area to receive an inch of rain, Lindsey said.
There is a chance of yet another storm arriving the weekend of March 10-11, he noted.
SLO County rainfall totals
Here are rainfall totals for the storm that came through Wednesday:
|Baywood Park, at John's Home||0.22"|
|Camp San Luis||0.28"|
|Cayucos at Mike's Home||0.25"|
|Cottontail Creek, at Bill's Home||0.75"|
|Condor Lookout Los Padres National Forest||0.33"|
|Creston, Rich's Home||Trace|
|Islay Hill, San Luis Obispo, CA||0.12"|
|Los Osos at George's home||0.13"|
|Mission College Prep, San Luis Obispo||0.19"|
|Morro Bay, at Rich's Home||0.10"|
|North Morro Bay, at Dawn's Home||0.19"|
|Paso Robles Airport||Trace|
|Paul's House (41 West & Toro Creek)||1.10"|
|PG&E Energy Education Center||0.36"|
|Point San Luis Lighthouse||0.14"|
|Santa Margarita Fire Department||0.25"|
|Santa Maria Public Airport||Trace|
|San Luis Obispo County Airport||0.14"|
|San Luis Obispo Cal Poly||0.20"|
|San Luis Obispo, Water Reclamation Facility||0.13"|
|See Canyon, Creekside Farms||0.45"|
|Sunset Palisades at Marv's Home||0.31"|
|Vandenberg Air Force Base||0.02"|