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Rare Rain Is Falling Down: Unusual June Storm May Dampen Your Sunday

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Record rainfall for this time of year may occur in parts of the region thanks to a strong storm passing through California. Minimal impact is expected for Los Angeles County however a 20-30% chance of showers is being called for Sunday into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

An unusually strong upper level low pressure system will continue to spin off the coast of central california through the weekend. This system has an unusually high amount of available moisture for this time of year...The main rain band will continue to be focused across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties this afternoon...Then shift slowly eastward into Ventura County tonight.

Clouds are expected to increase Saturday night with the temperature limbo-ing lower to 57 degrees. On Sunday, a 30% chance of showers starts a cloudy day that's expected to turn sunny and reach near 67 degrees. Currently, a 20% chance of rain is called for Sunday night into Monday morning around 11:00 a.m.

Expected storm totals through Sunday night:

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  • San Luis Obispo County - 0.50 to 2.00 inches with local amounts over 3.00 inches in the northwest foothills.
  • Santa Barbara County - 0.33 inches to 1.00 inches with local amounts to 2.00 inches across the coastal slopes.
  • Ventura County - 0.10 inches to 0.50 inches with 1.00 to 2.00 inches across western foothills and mountains.
  • Los Angeles County - Less than 0.25 inches.