Series of Central Coast storms begins


A series of storms is arriving on the Central Coast, and the rainfall could soak San Luis Obispo County through Christmas.

In the initial storm, Central Coast locations could receive between three and five inches of rain on Monday and Tuesday, PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey said. The heaviest rain, as well as the strongest winds, are expected Monday night and early Tuesday morning. As of Monday morning, much of SLO County has received light rainfall.

On Sunday night, authorities closed Highway 1 between Ragged Point and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn. The closure is scheduled to end at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Law enforcement requested the closure so residents of homes near the Dolan Fire burn area could evacuate safely prior to the rainfall, according to Caltrans.