Rain - and possibly thunderstorms and hail - expected in SLO County today

Rain should develop across San Luis Obispo County later Tuesday afternoon and continue into the overnight hours, according to local PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

A storm system was located off Cape Mendocino early Tuesday morning and was making its way south toward the Central Coast.

The system is bringing cold air, and thunderstorms and hail are possible, Lindsey said. Additionally, the snow level will drop to about 2,000 feet, so a dusting of snow is possible on the higher peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

The system should be over the the county between 3 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the latest computer weather models, Lindsey said.

Less than an inch of rain should fall, said Lindsey.