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Good news, Central Coast. Rain is (sort of) coming

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This 2016 video by the describes how flood risks can increase in the aftermath of wildfires, with experts from Cal Fire, the National Weather Service and others weighing in.
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This 2016 video by the describes how flood risks can increase in the aftermath of wildfires, with experts from Cal Fire, the National Weather Service and others weighing in.

Good news: The Central Coast can expect rain in the near future, bringing welcome moisture to the parched, fire-prone region.

Bad news: The forecast is so light, you won’t even need an umbrella in some places.

PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey said a cold front will move through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Wednesday, bringing rain showers along the coastline, though inland areas will largely remain dry.

Lindsey wrote that coastal areas could see a tenth of an inch of rain, while inland areas will likely see “a few hundreds of an inch at most.”

The weather front will bring strong- to gale force-winds to the region, from 25-38 mph, on late Wednesday.

“An unsettled pattern is advertised to develop between Christmas and New Year’s Day with increasing southerly winds and rain showers, but remember, these are long-range models and are subject to a great deal of change,” Lindsey wrote.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7934, @andrewsheeler

Fresno Battalion Chief Brian Price was featured on a video posted by the Santa Barbara Independent this week, when he sought to assure a large meeting of concerned citizens.

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