rain

An unseasonably strong storm system has brought one to two inches of rain to much of the Central and South Coast, and more than five inches in some of our mountains. In Ventura County, Ventura has had just under an inch of rain. Santa Paula had 1.3”, Thousand Oaks 1.4”, and Ojai 1.5”. In Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara received 1.6” of rain, Solvang 2.2”, and Santa Maria 1.1”.

But, some foothill and mountain areas have had spectacular amounts of rain. San Marcos received 5.6” of rain. Rose Valley, in Ventura County’s mountains, recorded 6.1”.

A strong storm system is headed to the Central and South Coast, one which could bring between one to three inches of rain to much of the region.

We’ll see increased clouds Saturday, but the storm won’t arrive until Sunday.  The Central Coast could start getting light rain early Sunday.  The South Coast will get its heaviest rainfall Sunday night into Monday.

Santa Barbara County PIO

Santa Barbara County Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a small but stubborn fire that was very visible Monday afternoon in San Marcos Pass.

The fire began at around 4:30 p.m. along the roadside on Highway 154 just before West Camino Cielo, and burned towards East Camino Cielo.

Big change is on the way for the weather on the Central and South Coasts, with two rounds of rain in the forecast. The first round is expected Saturday, and it’s not expected to amount to much. The Central Coast could get a tenth of an inch of rain. The South Coast may just get a few sprinkles. It won’t pose a concern for the region’s brush fire burn zones.

The weather is about to take a big twist on the Central and South Coasts, going from near record high temperatures to rain. A trough along the West Coast could drop high temperatures five to 15 degrees Saturday. The marine layer will also return, brining the chance of drizzle.

A storm system expected to bring rain to the Central and South Coasts is still on the way, but it’s moving a little slower than expected. A low pressure system nearly 500 miles southwest of Point Conception is sending the rain our way.

Rain is in the forecast for the Central and South Coasts, but so far it looks like there won’t be serious issues for the region’s brush fire burn zones.

The rain is expected to happen between now, and Wednesday night. The heaviest rain could come overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

A storm system on the Central and South Coasts has done exactly what was expected, which is very little. But, some areas did get their first rainfall of the season. The heaviest rainfall was in Ventura County’s mountains, where Hungry Valley received nearly six tenths of an inch of rain. But, most coastal and inland areas had less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall.

The unseasonable weather moving through the Central and South Coast for the last few days brought more than an inch of rain to parts of the region. Gibraltar Peak above Montecito had 1.7” of rain. San Marcos Pass recorded 1.3” of rain, and Old Man Mountain in Ventura County had 1.2”.

A low pressure system moving through the Central and South Coasts is creating some unstable conditions, which could mean everything from light rain to thunderstorms for the weekend.

The heaviest rain so far has been in the mountains of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, where we’ve seen between a third of an inch, and an inch of rain.

The on and off showers are continuing on the Central and South Coasts, but continue to remain well below the level where they might cause concern in the region’s brush fire burn areas. Rainfall totals topped out at around a quarter of an inch in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

A storm system headed towards the Central and South Coasts could bring the chance of rain for the next few days, but no serious issues are predicted for the region’s brush fire burn zones.

The storm will push into San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Tuesday night, and then spread into Ventura County.

A major storm headed to the Central and the South Coasts could bring heavy rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and that has prompted Santa Barbara County to issue evacuation orders. The storm is expected to arrive Tuesday night, and possibly hit in two waves.

Wet weather is hitting the South and Central Coasts as a storm moves through the region.

The rain is steady and widespread but not intense, so no problems are expected for burn areas.

The latest in a string of storms to impact the Central and South Coasts is going to move through the region Friday night and Saturday morning, but no issues are expected in the region’s brush fire burn areas. We could see a half inch to inch of rain on the coast and inland, and up to two inches in the mountains and foothills.

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