The first in a series of what could be three storms has arrived on the Central and South Coasts, but so far there are no watches or warnings for dangerous conditions in the region’s brush fire burn zones. The storm could drop one to three inches of rain in the region, with the heaviest rainfall coming during the Friday evening and Saturday early morning hours.
At this point, meteorologists say the rainfall appears to be below thresholds for serious debris flow issues. But, public safety officials say if you are in a potential danger zone, you should stay up to date on the weather, and don’t wait for an evacuation order if you feel you are at risk.
The storm will clear Saturday, but a second will arrive Sunday afternoon, and stick around to Monday. At this point, it appears to be slightly stronger than the current storm.
Then, in the long range forecast we could see rain in the Tuesday through Thursday window. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday, but meteorologists say we could see the timing shift as the storm gets closer.