Weather forecasters are calling for light rainfall in Santa Barbara County on Sunday and Monday, but it is expected to do little to allay the dry conditions in the region.

“It probably would not even be noteworthy if it hadn’t been so dry,” Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told Noozhawk.

Most areas are likely to receive a quarter of an inch or less of rain, with North County communities and the coastal slopes potentially getting a bit more.

The chance of rain was pegged at 20% Sunday morning, increasing to 50% by midday, then dropping to 30% on Monday morning. Sunny skies should return Monday afternoon.

Daytime highs are expected to be in the low- to mid-60s, with overnight lows in the mid-40s.

There may be some breezy conditions along with the rain, Hoxsie said, but no advisories are planned.

As of Friday, the county overall had received only 47% of the normal rainfall for the rain year that began Sept. 1.

Backcountry areas are drying out quickly, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced that local fire agencies would be transitioning too “high fire season” on May 3.

Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

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