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Brace For Rain, People. It's About To Hit LA

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Rain drops fall during the second Moto2 practice session of the Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on Aug. 10, 2018 (JURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gear up your camera and start composing your Insta caption, because folks, it's expected to rain in Los Angeles this week.

A storm startedrolling through Washington and Oregon on Monday, making its way down to Northern California on Tuesday. In its wake, a second storm is headed to L.A. on Wednesday evening and into Thursday, and rainmay continue into Friday and Saturday.

As per usual, expect many a moody, thoughtful photo of water droplets on windows and windshields -- and even more rage-filled cursing of Angelenos' alleged inability to drive during such weather.

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But while social media battles it out for Most Profound Rain Content, more concerning and serious issues may arise IRL. Rain leads to mudslides and flash flooding, and burn areas could be affected. That means folks who are just recovering from the Woolsey and Hill fires are now looking at the possibility of rain washing away debris.

The National Weather Service adds that the Pacific Coast Highway may be at risk for flooding, and that preliminary downfall is expected to total 0.5 to 2 inches.

And for those really wondering if L.A. is the only place full of bad drivers in bad weather, newsflash: it's not true. We are staunchly average.


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