Rain might fall on SLO County this week, forecaster says

A chance of rain is in the weather forecast for this week San Luis Obispo County.

A storm system from the Gulf of Alaska will make its way down the West Coast on Tuesday, increasing fog and cool winds locally, said PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

"The associated cold front will move over the Central Coast early Wednesday morning with moderate to fresh (13 to 24 mph) southeasterly winds and widespread rain showers," Lindsey said in his Monday forecast. "Cold and unstable air behind the front will produce the potential for thunderstorm activity."

However, only a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected, hardly enough to dent the increasingly poor rain year the region is experiencing.

Up to 7 inches of snow are expected in the Sierra, said Lindsey, who is based in San Luis Obispo.

Showers will linger in San Luis Obispo County through Thursday before clearing begins Friday and dry conditions return for the weekend. Another chance at wet weather could occur by the middle of next week, Lindsey said.