It could potentially become the first tropical storm to reach the region in over eight decades.
The national weather service has issued warnings of heavy rain and dangerous flooding conditions. Wind speeds of over 50 miles per hour were recorded in the western Santa Monica mountains on Sunday afternoon. And then, as the storm progressed, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was also reported southeast of Ojai.
The storm could potentially raise water levels in local streams and rivers, with the Santa Clara River expected to see higher flows due to rainfall east of the county. Finally, a flood advisory was issued for much of Ventura County, warning of potential flooding on roads and in small streams, particularly in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage.