From my SLO weather person:
“The associated cold front is forecast to drop southward through
the Bay Area by late Wednesday, then slide down to Big Sur early
This cold front may be just strong enough produce a few light
rain showers in San Luis Obispo County by late Thursday morning.
Given the mild nature of the system, snow levels are expected
to remain above 6,000 feet with 3 to 5 inches of new snow possible
across the northern and central Sierra.
This cold front will be followed by strong to gale-force (25- to
38-mph) northwesterly winds along the coastline and clearing
skies. Another round of Santa Lucia winds will develop during
the night and morning hours Friday into Saturday.
The long-range models are suggesting a wet-weather pattern for
San Luis Obispo County for the middle and latter part of next
week (Nov. 18 through 21).”
And here is the prediction from NOAA, Monterey:
“TWO CHANCES FOR RAIN. THE FIRST WILL BE FOR LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WHILE THE SECOND EVENT SHOULD BE LATE NEXT MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. RIGHT NOW THE FIRST EVENT DOES NOT LOOK IMPRESSIVE AND MOST OF THE RAIN WILL STAY TO OUR NORTH, HOWEVER LOCALLY MORE THAN 1/2″ LOOKS LIKELY FOR THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS WITH GENERALLY .2″-.4″ AROUND SF BAY. THE SYSTEM NEXT WEEK IS LOOKING MORE INTERESTING AS A POSSIBLE ATMOSPHERIC RIVER MAY OCCUR. STILL QUITE A FEW DAYS DOWN THE ROAD, HOWEVER SOME OF THE SOLUTIONS ARE BRINGING HEALTHY AMOUNTS OF RAIN.”
Let’s hope they are right … We could certainly use more rain.