The National Weather Service says we’re in for winds that we’re not generally used to along the Central Coast. Thunderstorms are now coming ashore and will produce extremely heavy rainfall. Winds to 50 miles an hour will be common even away from the beaches. Gusts to 80 mph are expected, especially along the beaches. Rainfall of up to three quarters of an inch are expected between 2pm and 6pm.
Then, more thunderstorms tonight and heavier rainfall with up to 2″ before midnight. That’s a lot of water. Fierce winds will continue through midnight, reaching speeds of 80 mph.
By Monday morning, winds will die down to a paultry 30 mph with gusts to 45. However, more mild mannered clouds will deposit up to a half to three quarters of an inch of new rain. By Monday night, an additional half inch could be in the record books.
Tuesday…light rain, winds down to 8 mph. The rest of the week is expected to be well behaved with sunshine returning in some measure by Thursday.