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Much needed rain brings many hazards to the Central Coast

Heavy Rain reaches the Central Coast
Posted at 4:43 AM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 13:11:51-04

Good morning Central Coast and happy Monday!
WE have been looking forward to this storm for quite a while and it has finally brought some heavy rain to the Central Coast. That being said this late season storm is bringing some challenges and potential hazards along with it.
As of 4:30 AM (the radar pictured below) heavy rain was falling along much of the Central Coast.

Due to the intense rain already fallen along the south coast of Santa Barbara County a shelter in place has been issued for those in the Alisal fire burn area. there is the potential for flooding and debris flows that could be very dangerous. The SB county OEM has urged residents to stay inside in the innermost room of their home or to higher ground such as a second floor.

We will keep a close eye on the area and any potential impacts. For more information check this story.
UPDATE: The shelter in place was lifted around 8:30 Monday morning.
The first round of rain overnight into Monday morning, we saw the rain associated with the cold front, now it is time for our second round. This time is associated with the low pressure and cold pool that is keeping us chilly.
The mid morning hours will bring back in some more rain that will spread across the Central Coast all day and into the evening. These storms may include thunder, lightning and possible hail. While less widespread these storms could bring heavy rain locally. Stay weather aware today!

Today will be a chilly one with temperatures struggling to reach out of the low 50s and upper 60s.

This week will be mild all the way through the week with near normal temperatures.

This story will be updated through the morning with the latest on our storm system and your forecast for the day ahead.