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More rain headed to Southern California

March 22, 2011 |  8:29 am

Rainbow over Altadena on Monday.

Forecasters say another cold rainstorm is on tap for Southern California and set to arrive by Wednesday evening.

The breezy, Arctic storm is expected to drop 1 to 2 inches of rain and stir up to 20 mph to 30 mph winds throughout the region, said Stuart Seto, weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

The storm will be only about one-fourth the strength of Sunday's fierce downpour, which shattered rainfall records in several communities and downed trees with 50 mph and 60 mph winds.

But the new storm should shower the area with even more moisture during a rainy season that already has been wetter than predicted.

Intermittent showers and cloudy skies are likely to continue through the weekend, Seto said, yielding to warmer weather and clearer skies by Monday.

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Photo: Rainbow over Altadena on Monday. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.

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