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Rainy Days Ahead As Three Storm Systems Are Expected To Land In L.A. This Week

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Perhaps you thought we were done with the rain, what with temperatures reaching the 90s in parts of the greater L.A. area last week.

Well, it looks like that's far from being the case, as three storm systems are slated to land in L.A. this week.

The first storm is expected to touch down on Monday night and last till Tuesday. There'll be a briefest of respites until a second storm system moves in on Tuesday as well. What all this means is a 20% chance of rain around midnight tonight. The likelihood rises to 60 to 70% for both Tuesday and Wednesday. There'll also be a 20% chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday. By Thursday, the chance for rain drops down to 20%.

According to Stuart Seto, weather specialist at the National Weather Service, we can expect half an inch to an inch of rain for that period, meaning it won't be a total downpour, but we will see some steady pockets of showers. Things will also be getting a little chilly. The downtown area will see temperatures of about 64 on Tuesday and Wednesday, about seven degrees lower than the average for this time of year. Also, the mountains will see winds at about 15 to 25 mph, with gusts going up to 50 mph.

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And how about a third storm system for good measure? This one will move in Friday, bringing a 20% chance of showers for Friday night, and a 50% for both Saturday day and night.

As Seto notes, this isn't at all unusual for March, which normally sees about 2 and a half inches of rainfall for the month. Keep your umbrella nearby.