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The Last: it is a Powerful storm begins to move in California

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm that will impact California (all times are local):

8 hours

A powerful Pacific storm is moving into the central and southern parts of California, the pouring rain, as communities ravaged by forest fires and mud slides and bracing for the worst.

Between a quarter and a third of an inch of rain was recorded in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties until Tuesday evening. Traces were starting to fall in some parts of Los Angeles County.

The worst of the storm is expected between the afternoon of Wednesday to Thursday, 2-5 inches (5-13 cm) of rain in the coastal areas and valleys, and 5-10 inches (13-25 cm) in hills and mountains.

Thousands of people have been evacuated communities on the south coast of Santa Barbara County, where a Jan. 9 flood released debris flows in Montecito, which is still 21 people dead and damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses.

Neighboring Ventura County has taken similar measures amid the concerns in the neighbouring provinces.

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8:30 pm

Thousands of people are under evacuation orders as a powerful Pacific storm is approaching California.

The National Weather Service says an atmospheric river — a huge plume of subtropical moisture has been directed at the state of the central and southern coast, where wildfire scars in his left foot communities vulnerable to flooding and debris flows.

The storm is expected to arrive late on Tuesday and lasts through Thursday, 2-5 inches (5-13 cm) of rain in the coastal areas and valleys, and 5-10 inches (13-25 cm) in hills and mountains.

As many as 30,000 people have been communities from the afternoon on the south coast of Santa Barbara County, where a Jan. 9 flood unleashed deadly debris flows in Montecito.

Neighboring Ventura County has taken similar measures amid the concerns in the neighbouring provinces.

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