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It's here! Another major storm has arrived in the Tri-Counties

Another major storm has arrived in the Tri-Counties.

Storm expected to have solid rainfall numbers, with potential issues for at least one area on the Central Coast, with evacuations ordered.

Another major storm has arrived in the Tri-Counties. The rain started in San Luis Obispo County Thursday afternoon, and is spreading south.

Coastal and inland areas of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties could see 2-4” of rain, with a little more than an inch predicted for Ventura County. There is the potential for some localized street flooding.

The mountains of extreme northwestern San Luis Obispo County could get torrential rainfall, with 12-15” possible. On the Central Coast, there is the possibility of flooding involving the Salinas, and Sisquoc Rivers.

An evacuation order is set for 8 Thursday night for part of Oceano. There could be flooding south of the Arroyo Grande Creek Levee. There’s a campground, and a few ranch homes in the area, but most of the land is agland.

It’s a warm storm, with the snow level expected to remain above 10,000 feet. Most of the storm is expected to swing through our area by Friday night, with some lingering showers into Saturday.

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.