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First in trio of storms drops significant rain in parts of Tri-Counties

Two more storm systems are expected to hit the Tri-Counties by New Year's Day.

Two more systems expected by New Year's Day.

The first in a trio of storm systems to hit the Tri-Counties dropped one to two inches of rain in the region, with more expected before New Year’s Day.

San Luis Obispo had 1.7” of rain and Arroyo Grande had 1.8”.

In Santa Barbara County, Solvang recorded 1.4” of rain, and Santa Barbara an inch. And, in Ventura County, the storm brought a half inch of rain to Ojai, and six-tenths of an inch to both Ventura and Westlake Village.

A second storm system is expected to arrive in the region late Thursday, bringing showers into early Friday. A third system is expected to arrive on Saturday. It isn’t expected to last long, but meteorologists suggest people planning outdoor New Year’s Eve events might want to make arrangements for some rainfall.

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.