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It's Going To Rain This Weekend ☔️☔️☔️

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Okay, so, this February was a hot one. As we pointed out yesterday, February 2016 was actually the hottest the February ever recorded in Southern California. High temperatures for the month averaged 77.5 degrees (in February!).

But rest assured Angelenos, the National Weather Service says we can expect some rain this coming weekend, and into early next week. Per a statement released yesterday, the NWS says rain will grace L.A. late on Saturday into Sunday morning, and then again late Sunday into Monday—probably just in time to wreck the morning commute. L.A. Weekly says there's an 80% chance of rain on Sunday.

Look, we get it. We bloggers are just as tired of broken promises about epic rains as you readers are. El Niño, despite dumping lots of rain on our NorCal neighbors, has left Southern California with a warmer and drier than average winter.

But a quick scan of AccuWeather's monthly weather calendar reveals March may actually turn out to be quite wet for L.A. Storms are lining up off the coast, making it look like the promised "conveyor belt of storms" could actually materialize. Even the Washington Post noticed, declaring yesterday how "California is about to get a ton of rain, but it's still not enough to beat the drought."

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Despite any rain, the drought will continue to stand. California is actually basically in the same position it was last year around this time. Approximately 38 percent of state is in "exceptional drought," down from 40 percent in March of last year.