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Rain begins again by early Monday morning

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 13, 2019

Sunday is a mostly cloudy day, but it’s mostly dry as well. There is a 50 percent chance of rain across the Central Coast by late Sunday night, but most the rain will hit Monday morning.

Rain will start across the Central Coast from midnight into dawn before swinging into the Santa Barbara County coast. By noon, much of the area will be covered by rain.

Gorgeous rainbow at Heritage Ranch. Photo by Susan LaCasse

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Rainfall rates will peak near a half an inch per hour, with the heaviest rain likely falling over Santa Barbara County south coast mid to late Monday morning. North of the Point Conception, about a half inch of rain will fall. The south coast will likely see about an inch of rain with up to two inches in the mountains.

Snow levels will be near 5,000 feet with snowfall accumulations between six and 12 inches.

Wednesday night through Thursday will likely be the main storm event with rainfall rates exceeding a half inch per hour. Coasts and valleys will likely see one to two inches of rain with foothills and coastal slopes seeing two to three inches.

A high surf advisory has been extended through 9 p.m. Tuesday. Breaking waves of eight to 12 feet are possible with an increased risk for ocean drowning.