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Another major storm headed for Central, South Coasts

Storm headed to Central, South Coasts, with 1-3" possible.

Heaviest rain expected Wednesday and Thursday, with 1-3 inches possible for the coast and inland areas.

Another major storm system is headed towards the Central and South Coasts this week, but this one isn’t expected to pack the same punch as last week’s.

The system is expected to arrive on the Central Coast late Tuesday night, but most of the rain is expected to come Wednesday into Thursday.

Rainfall totals from one to three inches are predicted for coastal and inland areas, with possible up to five inches in the mountains. Meteorologists say there are questions about whether a low pressure system will connect with an atmospheric river to create the heavy rainfall we had at times last week.

At this point, no watches or warnings have been issued for brush fire burn areas. There’s a chance of showers for Christmas Day, but forecasters say it’s still to early to tell for sure.

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.