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First Wind, Then Rain In Forecast For Central, South Coasts


First wind, and then rain are in the weather forecast for the Central and South Coasts this week. Starting Monday afternoon, we could see wind in the 25-35 mile an hour range on the South Coast, with gusts topping 60 miles an hour in mountain areas. The forecast has opened the door to potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs in the region.

Southern California Edison officials say about 14,000 customers in Ventura County, and about 4,000 in Santa Barbara County could be affected.

Then Tuesday night, a front passing through the region could bring up to an inch of rain to coastal and inland areas, and up to two inches in mountains. The rain is expected to be spread out enough that there won’t be serious issues in brush fire burn areas.

But, it’s bad timing because the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year. The rain is expected to clear by midday Thanksgiving Day.

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