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Brace Yourselves, April Showers Are Coming

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We've had a bit of a dry spell in SoCal, but it looks like that's going to change this week. A rainstorm is expected to hit Los Angeles on Tuesday, just in time to water our parched earth and maybe give our cars a good wash.

Los Angeles and Ventura counties are expected to get some rainfall starting Tuesday afternoon. The "significant rain chances should end by late Tuesday night," the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement, according to NBC Los Angeles. However, the showers could continue until Wednesday morning when the cold front moves out of the area, the L.A. Times reported.

The temperature highs on Tuesday will drop to the low 60s. The showers should garner somewhere between a quarter-of-an-inch to a half-inch of rain. The drought has been so bad that since October we've only had a total of about 7.4 inches of rain in downtown L.A. Normally, we'd have 12.8 inches of rainfall in the area by this time.

It doesn't look like it'll get too much better any time soon though. "This is probably the last good shot at rain we'll have for a while," Rich Thompson, a NWS meteorologist told the Times.