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We're going to get soaked: Major storm on the way for the Tri-Counties

A major storm is headed to the Tri-Counties.

Coastal and inland areas on the Central and South Coasts could see up to 4" of rain. The mountains could get 4-8".

It’s going to be very, very wet for the next few days. A slow moving cold front is expected to mix with an atmospheric river in the Pacific Ocean to bring us heavy rainfall.

There could be light rainfall during the day Wednesday, but the main event is expected Wednesday night and Thursday. Coastal and inland areas could get 2-4 inches of rain, with 4-8 inches possible in the foothills, and mountains.

There could be small stream flooding, as well as localized street flooding. The storm is a relatively warm one, with the snow level expected to stay above the 6500 foot level.

The rainfall is expected to give way to clearing Friday. A week storm is expected over the weekend, but we could see another strong storm next week.

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.