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A series of storms headed to the Central Coast

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 20:52:12-05

Our brief break in the rain is about to end. A storm system will arrive later Tuesday night into Wednesday. The system will draw up some southerly wind and produce some rainfall however the cold front associated with the system looks to dissipate over the Central Coast limiting the total rainfall.

Inland locations and southern Santa Barbara county look to see the least rainfall with totals likely under .30″. Most coastal locations look to have .25-75″ rainfall.

Rain potential for Wednesday system

Thursday another brief break before rain returns Friday into Sunday when 2 more systems arrive back to back.

Rain potential thru next Thursday morning

Right now it looks like another .5-2″ is possible with an even larger event possible the middle of next week. Cumulatively between now and the middle of next week 1-5″ of rain could be possible.

Surf Warning from KSBY Weather App

The activity has also created big swells. There is a high surf warning for the Central Coast for surf between 17 and 22 feet with sets to 26 feet are expected at west-facing beaches during the peak of the surf event on Wednesday. Surf will likely subside through Wednesday night and the warning will likely be converted to a high surf advisory. The high surf will likely continue through Thursday.