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Just when you thought you could put away your umbrella! Major storm headed to the Tri-Counties

A storm system could bring heavy rain and snow to the Tri-Counties later this week.

2-4" inches of rain possible on the coast, and inland: Snow down to the 1500 foot level possible.

Meteorologists say we are going to see some crazy weather in the Tri-Counties this week. It’s expected to begin with strong, potentially damaging wind Wednesday.

Then, on Thursday, we’ll start to see showers in the region. The big event will come as we move into the weekend. Low pressure off of Oregon is predicted to move down to the Channel Islands.

Coastal and inland areas could receive two to four inches of rain, with four to six inches in our foothills and mountains. At this point, it’s expected parts of the region will have winter storm warnings, with some localized street flooding.

The snow level could drop down to 1500 feet, with San Marcos Pass and the Cuyama Valley potentially getting a few inches of snow. The system should clear Sunday, but another storm is expected 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.