Los Angeles braces for second storm, flooding risk 

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Los Angeles County can predict to see periodic rains across the province starting Sunday evening and continuing through Wednesday, with the latest winter hurricane system projection to get the heaviest rainfall and danger of flooding along the Central Coast.
Los Angeles County can predict to see periodic rains across the province starting Sunday evening and continuing through Wednesday, with the latest winter hurricane system projection to get the heaviest rainfall and danger of flooding along the Central Coast.

Los Angeles County can predict to see periodic rains across the province starting Sunday evening and continuing through Wednesday, with the latest winter hurricane system projection to get the heaviest rainfall and danger of flooding along the Central Coast.

Anticipated Rainfall and Weather Patterns

Forecasters are predicting significantly less rainfall compared to the recent historic storm that battered the region earlier this month. However, they caution that the most intense showers are expected during the day on Monday and Tuesday night. 

Over the next three days, downtown Los Angeles could receive up to 2.4 inches of rain, while other areas such as Santa Clarita, Long Beach, and Torrance may see between 1.8 to 2.19 inches.

Concerns about Flooding and Landslides

Despite the expected decrease in rainfall intensity, concerns remain about potential flooding, landslides, and mudflows, especially in areas like the Santa Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills. 

Also read: Los Angeles braces for more rain after record February precipitation

The previous storm saturated Southern California, heightening the risk of such incidents, as highlighted by David Gomberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Precautionary Measures

Residents are urged to take precautionary measures, including moving parked cars from flood-prone areas and remaining vigilant for mudslides and rock slides, particularly on or below canyon roads. 

Preparedness for potential flooding and power outages is also advised by the weather service.

Storm Progression and Impact

The slow-moving storm system began impacting the Central Coast region on Saturday night, with light rain observed in Santa Barbara and western San Luis Obispo counties. 

A more potent second wave of the storm approached the coast on Sunday, increasing the likelihood of gusty winds, thunderstorms, and high surf.

Impact on Central Coast

The Central Coast is expected to bear the brunt of the storm, with Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county foothills and mountain ranges projected to receive 8 to 10 inches of rainfall. 

Coastal cities like Ventura and Santa Barbara could see significant rainfall totals, with up to 3.01 inches and 5.66 inches, respectively.

High Surf Advisories

High surf advisories are in effect across all beaches in the region until Tuesday, with waves reaching up to 20 feet in some areas. Strong rip currents are anticipated, particularly at Morro Bay, Port San Luis, and Ventura harbors.

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