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Hurricane Hilary has grown to a Category 4 major hurricane and will now reach our region as a Tropical Storm (upgraded from a tropical depression). Tropical storm potential rain and winds are now predicted in the medium-high confidence range. 

What we know
  • LA and Ventura Counties are now under a Tropical storm watch (new) and moderate (an increase from slight) flood watch with a 40% chance of flash floods through Monday evening.  
    • There is a slight chance the storm could move more West, leading to watches affecting SBC. 
    • Slight to marginal (5-15%) chance of flash floods in SBC and SLO Counties 
  • 30% chance of sustained 39+ mph winds in VNC 
    • 5-20% chance of Tropical Storm strength winds reaching Ventura and Santa Barbara County borders 
      • These winds will be strongest over LA and Ventura Counties 
  • Coastal flooding is not a concern 
  • Rain will fall at 0.50-1.0 in. per hour hr w/ isolated thunderstorms 
    • Rainfall in Ventura County is expected to be 2.2-3.32.” 
    • Rainfall in Santa Barbara County is expected to be 1.17-2.5.” 
    • Rainfall in SLO County is expected to be 0.59-0.74.” 

In addition to the above details, NWS has advised that excessive rainfall is now expected in Ventura County. Also, you should avoid traveling in deserts and mountains on Sunday since it will be dangerous, i.e., from Vegas to Central Valley. Furthermore, there will be elevated fire danger before the rain kicks in from the Saturday night winds moving into Sunday.

Please use the resources below to find information from your local officials. 

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