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Major storm arrives on Central, South Coasts but moving slower than expected

Rain falling in the Alisal brush fire burn area Monday morning.

Rain creates concern for Alisal brush fire burn area.

A major storm which dumped heavy rainfall in Northern California has now arrived on the Central and South Coasts, but is moving through the area a little later than originally expected.

San Luis Obispo County has already received some of its heaviest rainfall, with more than two inches reported in San Luis Obispo.

Santa Barbara County is expected to get its peak rainfall at around nine a.m. There’s a Flash Flood Watch, as well as an Evacuation Order in effect for the Alisal Brush fire burn area.

And, Ventura County can expect some of its heaviest rainfall around noon.

Rainfall totals are predicted to be in the one to three inch range on the Central Coast, and one to two inch range on the South Coast, with higher amounts in foothills and mountains.

Some mountain areas in northwestern San Luis Obispo County received more than five inch of rainfall as of 7:30 a.m. Monday.

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.