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Rain for Tri-Counties? Lots in some spots, and nothing in others

First Pacific storm of season being substantial rain to parts of Central Coast.

The first winter storm of the season has arrived in the Tri-Counties, but rainfall totals varied widely, ranging from around three inches to nothing throughout the region.

The Central Coast has seen the heaviest rainfall. San Luis Obispo recorded about an inch of rain, and Santa Maria 1.2 inches.

Parts of the Gaviota Coast had nearly two inches of rainfall. San Marcos Pass had just over a tenth of an inch of rain, while Santa Barbara had light showers. The heaviest rain was in some isolated Santa Barbara County mountain areas.

There’s still the possibility of another half inch of rain in the region. It’s expected Ventura County could get some light rainfall Monday night and early Tuesday. The storm is expected to clear the area by Tuesday night.

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.