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Rain And Possible Thunderstorms Are On Tap For LA

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Maybe you've heard that water will be falling from the sky in Los Angeles Wednesday. That's great, because we could use a good start to the water year in California, which kicked off Oct. 1.

We might even get a natural light show in L.A.-area skies this evening thanks to possible thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service expects up to a half-inch of rain in L.A. and Ventura counties starting this afternoon, and possibly as much as an inch where thunderstorms form.

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There's also a chance of flooding and possible debris flows in parts of the Inland Empire that were scorched by recent wildfires.

The spritzing could also create slick roads as it draws motor oil to the surface. Mix water, oil and bad driving and you get collisions -- and delays. Here's where we add the boilerplate advice for driving in the rain:

  • Slow your roll
  • Turn your headlights on
  • Make sure your windshield wipers are in working order

Today also marks California Clean Air Day, which is perfect timing, because rain has the ability to clean the air where it falls. Basically, the electric charge of raindrops draws air pollution particles to them, removing them from the air.

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