UPDATE (7:21 p.m.): The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Warning for the Santa Barbara County South Coast including Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Montecito.
This advisory lasts until 8:45 p.m. and is in addition to the other advisories still in effect.
ORIGINAL STORY: The National Weather Service has issued an areal Flood Advisory for both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, as the heaviest rains are still to come.
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management warns of potentials for debris flows as part of this storm system.
NWS issued an Areal Flooding Advisory for all of SBC 5pm-11pm tonite, Wed 12/25. Expected rainfall may trigger shallow mud/debris flows, minor rock falls, & flooding capable of localized damage, esp near burn scars. Avoid recent burn areas, low-lying areas, creeks/streams.— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) December 26, 2019
Hazardous road conditions are already popping up across the Central Coast due to wet weather.
According to the CHP Incident Page, there are reports of flooding near SR-1 and Morro Bay Blvd. in the northbound lanes. The page is reporting that cars are hydroplaning in that area.
Roadway flooding has also been reported near Orchard Rd and Nelson Way in Nipomo.
It's unclear at this time if the road will be closed.