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Stronger storms on the way

Posted at 5:07 PM, Mar 08, 2020

After a wet morning for many parts of the Central Coast, the afternoon turned out to be nice and mild.

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Things will be dramatically shifting Sunday night as a stronger storm spreads rain and gusty winds across the region Monday.

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Initially light rainfall totals are anticipated for Santa Barbara County, but the San Luis Obispo County coast and valleys could see up to a quarter of an inch of rain through Monday.

After Monday - the rain intensifies again!

The heaviest rain and thunderstorm chances will come Tuesday through early Wednesday. It's possible showers could linger into Friday.

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This storm is relatively warm so there is not concern at this time for lowering snow levels.

We are closely monitoring rain rates as highest rainfall rates should occur from mid morning Tuesday through early Tuesday evening.

From there, rates could reach .75" per hour which would translate to flood advisory thresholds for recent burn areas.

Winds and seas will remain below Small Craft Advisory levels Sunday and increasing through Monday.

Because of this, a Small Craft Advisory has been issued for our outer waters.

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Stay safe out there!

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