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New Storm System Headed To Central, South Coasts; No Major Problems Expected In Burn Areas


A storm system headed to the Central and South Coasts could be slightly stronger than the one which swept through the region Thanksgiving week. But, meteorologists say it looks like the rainfall won’t be concentrated enough to cause serious problems in brush fire burn areas on the South Coast.

Computer models show that rainfall could start on the Central Coast Wednesday, with the South Coast getting most of its rainfall Thursday. Rainfall amounts in the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey fire burn areas could range from a half inch to two inches.

But, the rainfall is expected to be spread out over time, and not focused enough to cause debris flows which might require evacuations.

Meteorologists say there could be some minor localized slides, and some rock and mudslides on canyon roads between Highway 101 and the coast.