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UPDATE: Flood advisory now extended to 11 p.m. Sunday

UPDATE: 8:30 P.M.: The National Weather Service has now extended the advisory until 11 p.m.


UPDATE: 6:45 P.M.: The National Weather Service has extended the advisory until 9 p.m. as rain continues to fall along the Central Coast.


The National Weather Service has extended an urban and small-stream flood advisory for San Luis Obispo County through 6 p.m. as rain continues to fall Sunday.

The advisory also includes Santa Maria and other areas of Santa Barbara County.

Though the heaviest rainfall has ended, water moving down drainages could still cause flooding in low-lying areas, the Weather Service cautioned.

Also, heavy showers could cause more water to flow down urban drainages and into small creeks and streams, in addition to ponding along roads and intersections.

The Weather Service has also issued a small-craft advisory effective through 9 p.m. Sunday in the waters from Point Piedras Blancas north of San Simeon to Point Arguello in northern Santa Barbara County.

A small-craft advisory means that winds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to cause hazardous wave conditions.

Forecasters expect southeast to south winds of 15 to 25 knots, with gusts to 35 knots into this evening.

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