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Latest storm continues to drench region


El Nino

Steady rain again fell across much of the Southland today as a three-day storm continued to soak the region, prompting concerns about flooding in already-saturated hillsides and prompting at least one evacuation warning as authorities urged motorists to be cautious on the slick roads.

National Weather Service forecasters said the storm that began early Monday will linger over Los Angeles County Tuesday, bringing “numerous showers'' that will continue into the afternoon. Afternoon rainfall totals in the county were expected to range between a quarter-inch and an inch, with the highest amounts in the San Gabriel Mountains, forecasters said.

Snow levels will remain above 7,000 feet.

“The threat of flash flooding is minimal today (Tuesday), but due to the potential for moderate to heavy rain moving in tonight into Wednesday morning, a flood watch remains in effect through Wednesday morning for most of southwest California,'' according to the NWS.

The flood watch affects the entirety of Los Angeles County with the exception of the Antelope Valley. The greatest chance of showers and thunderstorms will occur Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning with the possibility of a half inch to 1 inch of rain per hour, forecasters said.

Forecasters noted there were “many reports of rockslides, mudslides and flooded roads'' Monday in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

As of 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, there had been 2.49 inches of rain reported in Beverly Hills. There was 2.24 inches of rain reported at Santa Anita Dam and 2.02 inches reported in Woodland Hills since the storm began over the holiday weekend.

There were 1.93 inches of rain reported in Santa Monica, 1.92 inches in Hollywood, 1.79 inches in La Canada Flintridge, 1.77 inches in Castaic, 1.68 inches in Pasadena, and 1.5 inches in Canoga Park.