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The first in a trio of storm systems is moving onto the Central and South Coasts Monday.

We could see a half inch to an inch of rain for coastal and inland areas, and up to two inches of rainfall in the foothills and mountains.

It’s time to pull out your umbrella  again. Wet weather heads our way.

A weak cold front is moving through the South and Central Coasts on Sunday.

The National Weather Service said rain hits Ventura,  Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in the morning. The rain will then turn into showers and will be over for most areas in the afternoon and early evening. There could be a few lingering showers for the rest of the day.

This storm is only expected to produce a tenth to a quarter inch of rain. Temperatures will stay cool  with highs in the 50s to lower 60s.

Wet weather is on its way to the South and Central Coasts.

The National Weather Service said a storm may arrive on the Central Coast on Sunday evening and then spread southward to the South Coast overnight. Rain, along with gusty winds, will continue through Monday morning, and then it will turn into showers for the afternoon and evening.   Wet weather could linger into Tuesday.

Forecasters say rainfall amounts will range from half an inch to one-and-a-half inches, with higher amounts in the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will drop to between 6,000 and 7,000 feet.

The Gibraltar Dam behind Santa Barbara has reached its limit and is full after the intense storms that passed through in the last week.

A month ago, it was at an unusable level.

The first in a trio of storms appears to be on track to arrive on the Central and South Coasts Wednesday night.

We could see between three quarters of an inch, to an inch and a quarter of rain overnight, with possibly more than two inches in some foothill and mountain areas. The storm is now expected to move south of our area Thursday morning.

After 5 years of drought,  the residents of La Conchita are seeing more rain than the area has soaked up in a long time.

La Conchita, which is off of Highway 101 south of Carpinteria, had major landslides in 1995 and 2005.

Ten people died in the 2005 slide.

Many campers, residents and workers in the Paradise Road stretch of the Santa Ynez Valley are buzzing over the new flow of water in the Santa Ynez River.

Several crossings are closed to people and vehicles, as the river comes alive with more than eight days of rain this month.

The South and Central Coasts are being soaked as a storm brings wet weather to the region throughout the weekend.

Ventura County experiences heavy rain on Saturday. By the afternoon, the heavy rain shifts to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

"The low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska is really helping stream this moisture up across California," National Weather Service Meteorologist Rich Thompson said. "You might have heard the term, 'the Atmospheric River.' That's what this is.  And, so, you have these sort of patterns set up -- gets you rain all up and down the state of California."

Get ready for more wet weather.

Two storm systems are headed towards the Central and South Coasts. The first one will arrive on the Central Coast overnight. It could mean more than an inch of rain in parts of San Luis Obispo County. Tomorrow, the rain will spread into Santa Barbara County, with some showers expected in Ventura County. We’ll see clearing by midday Thursday.

Forecasters say a second, more powerful storm will arrive on Saturday, with more than an inch of rain possible for the Central Coast, and between a half inch and inch for the South Coast.

Rain tapered off after a cold storm drenched the South and Central Coasts and caused problems on the roadways. 

The storm that started Friday and continued into Saturday morning brought considerable rainfall to the region.

"Some of the interior areas got anywhere from about a half inch to an inch whereas coastal and mountain areas generally saw between one and two inches, with locally up to two and a half inches," National Weather Service Meteorologist Robbie Munroe said.

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