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More wild weather on the way for the Tri-Counties? Meteorologists say it's possible

Mike Eliason
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Dramatic images from a 2019 thunderstorm in Santa Barbara County, captured by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Mike Eliason.

Another wave of thunderstorms possible for Friday night, early Saturday.

A low pressure system centered in the Channel Islands is continuing to create unstable, and unpredictable weather for parts of the Tri-Counties.

While the thunderstorm activity and showers eased Thursday, as the low moves south it could create a whole new wave of thunderstorms, and locally intense rainfall Friday night and early Saturday.

There could be some heavy rainfall hitting a half inch an hour in the foothills, and mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Even inland areas could see some localized bursts of rain Saturday. Most of the activity is expected south of Point Conception.

The low that’s created the unstable weather all week is expected to slip south this weekend, dropping the chance of rain out of the forecast.

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.