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Yes, Los Angeles, It's Going to Rain. A Lot.

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Don't say we didn't warn you... Today we're going to get a dumping of rain, and the first in a series of storms that will carry through to the middle of next week.

The National Weather Service is forecasting periods of rain today through Sunday accompanied by persistent, strong southwest winds. We can expect to experience several periods of significant rainfall over the next few days--by Sunday we will likely have accumulated 1-3 inches of rain in the coastal and valley areas, with 3-6 inches in the foothills and mountains.

Following this first wave of wet weather, the NWS says "confidence is growing that another potentially stronger system will rake the area Tuesday and Wednesday" that could produce even heavier rainfall than this weekend's storm, and could merit concern about flooding and rockslides.