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Rain, thunderstorm potential continues into Wednesday

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 10, 2020

After a slow start to the day, we started to see some serious showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon.

Thunderstorm potentials continue tonight with potentials for heavy rain, gusty winds, dangerous lightning and waterspouts.

These are anticipated to continue through the night before tapering off into lighter showers on Wednesday.

Hourly rain rates could be between .5"-1".

Isolated minor flooding is possible, but not enough for a Flash Flood Watch.

The highest rain rate recorded so far Tuesday was .74" in Summerland.

So far, the mountain areas of Santa Barbara County have seen the most rain in the last 24 hours but that could change as more rain is on the way.

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There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon over mountain areas as well.

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Several viewers believed they saw a tornado Tuesday in San Luis Obispo County, but the National Weather Service says it was just straight line winds, with an outflow gust.

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Showers could be lingering through Thursday and Friday, but mainly for Ventura and L.A. Counties.

Another low pressure will drop into the area from the north with occasional showers this weekend.

Friday is expected to generally be a quiet weather day but cooler temperatures.

Stay safe out there!

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