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Storm expected to flood Southern California this week

A slow-moving storm system is still on track to drench Southern California with significant rain this week.

After relatively mild weather Monday and Tuesday, “business” begins to pick up Wednesday across the region, according to the National Weather Service.

There will be an increasing chance of rain throughout the day, and by Wednesday evening, most areas can expect to receive about a quarter of an inch of rain, according to the NWS.

Precipitation from the atmospheric river event continues through Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning.

“It looks like Friday will be the wettest day of the week, with moderate to heavier precipitation, especially in foothill and valley communities,” said KTLA’s Kaj Goldberg.

The updated forecast calls for between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain along the coast and in the Los Angeles Basin through Saturday. Valleys and foothills can expect 1.25 to 2 inches, and mountains will receive 2 to 2.5 inches of rain and snow above 8,000 feet.

The National Weather Service says there is a 100% chance of rain as the storm approaches. November 13, 2023. (NWS)

“We saw flooding on streets and highways, as well as gusty winds,” Goldberg said.

Ahead of the storm, the NWS urges residents to clean gutters, consider backup plans for any outdoor activities, and, as always, avoid driving on flooded roads.

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