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High surf concerns for rainstorm on Central Coast

Ivania Montes

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – As the Central Coast is hit with another storm, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued high surf warnings and advisories throughout the Tri-County area.

High surf warnings are in place in Ventura, San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, and there is a high surf advisory in place for southern Santa Barbara county, according to NWS.

The storm started Saturday afternoon and is expected to linger until Wednesday.

Over the weekend, different warnings started coming in, and one came in Monday morning. 

According to NWS, this storm is expected to be “strong and slow-moving.”

The current advisories are coastal flooding, high surf, and since Monday morning, a flash flood warning.

Totals from this storm are expected to be within two to five inches on the coast, and four to eight inches in the mountains.

The biggest issue of this storm is high surf in or near the Santa Barbara Harbor, especially on Tuesday, according to NWS.

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