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Stormwatch 2010: The Latest on Our Rain Storms

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A wet day in Hermosa Beach (Photo by millerm217 via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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We're on Day Three of a long, wet, hazardous system of rainstorms in Southern California, and though it may be drizzling right now, the forecast is calling for even heavier rains--the heaviest yet since the storms began late Friday night--to move in later today.

Here's some basic info about the wet weather:

  • A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for recent burn areas of L.A., Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties, says the National Weather Service. Mud and debris flows are possible in those areas, particularly in foothill communities.
  • The greatest chances for heavy rain will be late this afternoon through early Tuesday and again Tuesday night into Wednesday. We could also see thunderstorms Tuesday-Wednesday.
  • A rockslide in Malibu has forced the closure of PCH, according to CBS2. "A roadblock was set up at Kanan-Dume Road at Pacific Coast Highway, and it was unclear when the road would be reopened."
  • 6 locations in LA County set new records for rainfall, says LA Now, including a nearly 90-year-old record in Downtown, as well as the LAX record. Plus: "In the last four days, downtown Los Angeles has received 3.75 inches of rain -- a quarter of the rainfall it typically receives in an entire year," adds LA Now.