Several additional inches of rain possible in late Sunday storm

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 21:29:55-05

Another storm system is approaching northwestern San Luis Obispo County through Sunday afternoon, bringing steady rain through Monday afternoon.

This system is expected to have more moisture than yesterday’s system. Rainfall totals are expected to reach one to two inches. There could be some locally heavy showers through 1 a.m.

SLO and Santa Barbara Counties could see peak rainfall rates in the 0.25 to 0.50 inch per hour range across the southwest facing slopes. Up to 0.75 inches per hour is possible in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range near Hearst Castle.

Strong southwesterly winds are paired with the storm bringing gusts to 50 mph in the interior portions of San Luis Obispo County. A wind advisory is in place for the San Luis Obispo County interior valleys and mountains and the Santa Barbara County Mountains.

A flood advisory will expire by 3 a.m. for Ventura and Southeastern Santa Barbara Counties.

Sunrise at Cayucos Beach

Posted by Cheri Colker Glimp on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Several storms are lining up across the Pacific, meaning Southern California will continue to see wet conditions. After a brief break in the showers Tuesday morning, a third storm system arrives by Tuesday afternoon.

A possible fourth storm in the series could arrive on Friday.