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We're Not Done With The Rain, Yet

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If you thought Friday's biblical deluge unloaded a year's worth of rain in one day, and that it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the Winter…well, no. The rain is back.

"We're only looking at a tenth to a third of an inch for Los Angeles," Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service, told LAist. "Nothing like what we saw Friday."

Rains should begin after midnight Monday morning, and extend through Tuesday.

Bartling added that the Central Coast should see the brunt of this storm system (about half an inch to an inch of rain), and Ventura County will be somewhere in the middle.

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However, seeing as flooding and clean-up is still underway for Friday's storm, tonight's rains still pose an increased threat.

"If you see running water going down your street, please don't get into it because a lot of people don't know the power of water, and water that's even to ankle high can push someone down the stream," Gustavo Medina, Inspector with the L.A. County Fire Department, cautioned, notes KPCC.

Southern California Edison tweeted their own safety tip regarding downed power lines after an incident in Sherman Oaks killed a man Friday.

L.A. County Public Health officials also warn against swimming in streams or the ocean for three days following a rainstorm, as increased bacteria and various sewage and chemical run-offs pose a health risk. Furthermore, much of L.A.'s coast is under high surf warning through tonight, with waves potentially reaching 13 feet.

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Bartling concluded that the incoming storm should be much more subdued than last week's, and no significant wind advisories have been issued, nor is a cold snap expected.