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Tuesday rainfall rates could trigger dangerous debris flow, mudslides in burn areas

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A large plume of subtropical moisture is poised to move into Southern California late Monday night into Tuesday.

Models show 1.50" of rain paired with thunderstorms could hit southern Santa Barbara County early Tuesday morning.

There is a possibility that rainfall rates will reach a 0.70" per hour in upslope areas which is enough to trigger dangerous debris flows and mudslides.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa, and Alamo burn areas for Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

Elsewhere, rainfall amounts are expected to be lighter. Rainfall is expected to taper off Tuesday afternoon and evening with mostly dry conditions on Wednesday. 

There's another storm system on the heels of Tuesday's system that could bring more rain to the region on Thursday.

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