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We're About To Get Rain But It Won't Be Much

A woman walks in the rain with umbrella, facemask and gloves Los Angeles this week. (Frederic J. Brown/ Getty Images)
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Break out the umbrellas! Batten down the hatches! Board up the windows! Rain is coming to Southern California.

Nah, don't sweat it. We're about to get a little rain. It's nothing major but here in Los Angeles, we like to get excited — too excited — about every drop of water that falls from the sky. (Remember that time it snowed in L.A. two years ago? We're still talking about it.)

As a low-pressure system moves through Southern California on Wednesday, Los Angeles and Ventura counties should see light rain and local mountains will likely get a bit of snow.

We'll take whatever we can get. Southern California hasn't received much rain this winter and we're officially in the midst of yet another "critically dry" year.

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Look for the showers to start around 10 a.m., when Los Angeles has a 50% chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Most areas will receive less than a quarter-inch of precipitation.

The San Gabriel Mountains, however, could get up to three-quarters of an inch of rain. The NWS says mountain areas may also receive 2 to 4 inches of snow. Be careful if youre driving in the mountains — or anywhere, really — as it will be windy and road conditions will be slippery.

Everything should dry out by Thursday.

As we, the news media, sit in a constant state of cat-like readiness, waiting to report on #Stormwatch2021, feel free to share your stories of stormy struggle and triumph using the hashtag #LARain.

Stay strong, stay safe, stay dry, Los Angeles.


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