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Rain expected through the week

High-wind, gale and surf advisories continue along the Central Coast as rain is expected to continue today and through much of this week.

A half-inch to more than three-fourths of an inch of rainfall were logged at locations around San Luis Obispo County in the 24 hours ending at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Steady afternoon rains made driving tricky on some local roads.

Highway 1 was closed through Oceano in an area prone to perennial flooding.

After a break tonight and into Tuesday morning, another storm is forecast to cross California.

That is expected to bring more heavy rain and winds between 25 and 38 mph, according to John Lindsey, a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. communications specialist and longtime Central Coast forecaster.

He said thunderstorm chances will increase late in the week as a cold air mass in the upper atmosphere filters across the region.

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