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Where's the Rain? Here Are The Times It's Expected To Reach Your Area

A look at the Southern California skies at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Courtesy NWS LA)
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A big rain storm is slowly making its way down from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, bound for L.A.

National Weather Service Meteorologist David Sweet says precipitation could arrive as early as this evening, bringing steady rainfall for much of Friday with a chance of thunderstorms.

"We're expecting somewhere between one to two inches of rain in the lowlands and about two to four inches in the mountains and in the foothills."

One worry: How that will affect debris flow in burn scar areas such as the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest. Snow levels will drop as low as 5,500 feet in the mountains, with some areas receiving up to two feet of snow.

So where is the rain and when will it get here? NWS is now warning it's been falling at as much as one inch per hour:

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And also shared this forecast:


Other things to note:

  • A flash flood watch goes into effect tonight for areas of Orange County and the Inland Empire.
  • A high surf advisory is in effect now for L.A.'s coastal areas.

Missing sunny skies? They should return Saturday along with at least slightly warmer temperatures.
Be careful out there.

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