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It's here! Major storm system arrived in Tri-Counties


Region could get 1-3" of rain, with 5" possible in some mountain areas.

The first significant storm of the season is here on the Central and South Coasts, and it could mean some impressive rainfall totals for parts of the region.

The first wave of the system has only left a quarter to a half inch of rain at most in the region.

But Tuesday could be interesting. The heaviest rain is expected during the next 24 hours. One to three inches of rain is predicted for the coast and inland, with two to five inches in the mountains. The snow level will drop to around 5000 feet.

No flooding or debris flow issues are predicted for our brush fire burn areas, but there could be some issues in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The system is expected to clear the Tri-Counties by Wednesday 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.