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The lifeguard at the girls water polo match Thursday between Lompoc and Righetti high schools in Orcutt sits in the cold and rainy weather. //Bryan Walton/Staff

Keep that umbrella handy because more rain is on the way for the Central Coast.

The area will stay mostly gray, cloudy and wet until Sunday evening, according to forecasters at

Today, it should be drizzling on and off with high temperatures in the upper 50s, said Carl Erickson, a senior meteorologist with

The nighttime temperatures in the low 40s, at which time there could be some heavier showers, Erickson predicted.

Also, tonight there could be some wind gusts up to 20 mph, but that would be the extent of the wind action from the storm, he said.

There are a few wet storm systems moving quickly inland from the Pacific, so there may be a brief lull in the downpour Saturday morning, according to Erickson.

But there is a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday, and the planned parades in Orcutt and Guadalupe could be canceled.

“The last couple of years, we had some light rain, but it eased up enough for us to do the parade,” said Chuck Williams, parade organizer.

On Saturday, they will be playing it by ear, Williams said.

Calls to a Guadalupe parade organizer were not returned.

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While it will be a wet Saturday, temperatures are expected to be in the low 60s, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect more of the same soggy weather Saturday night through Sunday night, but just in time for the work week to start, the sunshine and warm, dry weather will be back, Erickson said.

In total, the Central Coast is expected to get about one-half to one inch of rain over the weekend, with more falling in the mountains to the east, Erickson said.

The rain does not pose a large threat of flooding, because it will be a steady drizzle as opposed to a fast, heavy deluge, he added.