After a wild day of strong winds and heavy rains caused by explosive cyclogenesis over the eastern Pacific, the weather is finally starting to settle down on the third day of spring.
While creeks and streams are still at or above flood stage, showers are expected to taper off from the north this afternoon and evening, with mostly dry conditions prevailing districtwide by Thursday morning.
The Santa Lucia Mountains above the Big Sur coast will need to be monitored as up to an additional 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall is projected.
Cool and mostly dry weather is expected through the end of the week and into the weekend, although a few showers can’t be entirely ruled out as large-scale flow remains moist and out of the northwest.
Overnight minimum temperatures on Friday and Saturday nights are forecast to be unseasonably chilly.