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More rain expected for some parts of Southern California this weekend

More rain is in store for parts of Southern California as the region wrings itself out from the week’s earlier storms.

The National Weather Service on Friday night released a storm warning for a weather front expected to hit much of the southwestern part of the state late Saturday.  The fast-moving storm is  expected to dump two-thirds of an inch of rain at some lower elevations and several inches of snow in some mountain areas, the National Weather Service said. 

With the ground already near saturation levels from the storms that drenched the region this week, the Weather Service warned that the incoming rain is likely to cause rapid runoff of water and flooding in low-lying areas.  Areas recently burned by wildfires are at risk of debris flows, as well as rock and mud slides on steep slopes, the warning said.

The warning covered coastal areas in Orange and San Diego counties, the valleys and mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the Coachella Valley and elsewhere.  With a high number of travelers on the roads for the holiday weekend, the Weather Service urged drivers in the storm areas to be extra cautious.  The precipitation is expected to taper off Sunday morning as the storm passes.

-- Joel Rubin

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"rings" itself out? I didn't hear it.

WRINGS itself out. Way to proofread, LAT.

Wring, not ring?

" . . . the region RINGS itself out . . . " ???

Now your readers have to your spell-checking for you? Please, a little more care and professionalism in your chosen career path would be noticed, and appreciated . . . .

Here we go again. Brace yourselves and expect the worst....no, I'm not referring to the upcoming rains, I'm talking about the anticipated monotonous local TV channel newscasters and meteorologists who try and outdo each other on every TV channel and radio station as to who can scare us the most with their so-called round-the-clock "storm watch" reports. It's almost comical to listen to.

It's amazing to hear the same people complain about the unbearable heat for most of the year, along with local politicians and the Governor included, who also express concerns over a severe lack of water for the state of California. We are still nowhere near the safety mark in supplying or providing adequate water for farming crops now that we have the much-needed rain, yet we are still governed by fear tactics which is nothing more than a ratings game.


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