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Storm on the way for the Central and South Coasts, but moving slower than expected

A storm system could mean 1"-3" of rain this week.

Rainfall between 1" and 3" possible for coastal, inland areas; mountains could see 4".

A storm system headed towards the Central and South Coasts is moving slower than expected.

The Central Coast could see some light rainfall Tuesday night. But, it now looks like it will be Wednesday afternoon to evening before the main body of the storm arrives. It means it could be early Thursday before Ventura County is hit.

One to three inches of rain is predicted for coastal and inland area, with possibly up to four inches in the mountains.

Meteorologists say they don’t expect to see heavy, concentrated rainfall which could cause issues in Santa Barbara County’s Alisal brush fire burn zone.

The rain will move on Friday, but another, smaller system could bring another inch of rain over the holiday weekend.

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.