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More Showers, Big Waves on Tap for Santa Barbara County

Sunny skies expected Friday before the next storm moves through region on Friday night

A surfer rides the waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara Harbor.
A surfer rides the waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara Harbor. (Mike Eliason photo)

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Santa Barbara County awoke Thursday to another soggy day, but there should be some sunny skies before the next round of rain hits late Friday and early Saturday.

Forecasters were calling for a 50-percent chance of rain Thursday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 a.m.

Multiple lightning strikes early Thursday as seen from Shoreline Drive in Santa Barbara. Click to view larger
Multiple lightning strikes early Thursday as seen from Shoreline Drive in Santa Barbara. (Mike Eliason photo)

That drops to 20 percent on Thursday night.

Friday should be mostly sunny, but there is a 60-70 percent chance of rain overnight and into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

Advisories were in effect for High Surf and Coastal Flooding through midday Thursday, as storm surf rides in on high tides.

Surf of 8-12 feet was expected, with breakers to 16 feet possible.

The largest surf was expected on southwest facing beaches including Rincon Point and El Capitan.

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Bo Sailor of Goleta gets startled while taking photos of El Nino waves as they slam into the sea wall on Channel Drive Thursday morning. He jumped back to avoid getting wet. Click to view larger
Bo Sailor of Goleta gets startled while taking photos of El Nino waves as they slam into the sea wall on Channel Drive Thursday morning. He jumped back to avoid getting wet. (Mike Eliason photo)

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