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Storm could drop two inches of rain on much of Central and South Coasts, more in some mountain areas


Evacuation order in place for Santa Barbara County's Alisal burn area.

A winter storm could drop two inches of rain on much of the Central and South Coasts, with higher totals for some mountain areas.

The storm began moving onto the Central Coast Sunday afternoon.

The mountains of northwestern San Luis Obispo County could get up to five inches of rain. San Luis Obispo County is expected to get its heaviest rainfall before daybreak Monday. Santa Barbara County's strongest rain could come between 6 a.m. and noon Monday, with Ventura County getting the bulk of its rain between midday Monday and Monday evening.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason
An evacuation warning for Santa Barbara County Alisal brush fire burn area went into effect at noon Sunday.

The Santa Ynez Mountains could get up to four inches of rainfall. That's creating concern for the Alisal brush Fire burn area. There's a Flash Flood Watch in effect for the burn area from 6 a.m. until noon Monday.

An Evacuation Order is in effect for the Alisal Fire burn scar, bordered by the area west of Las Flores Canyon, east of Mariposa Reina, south of West Camino Cielo, and down to the ocean.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.