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Storm headed for Southland will bring hours of rain Saturday

March 15, 2012 |  8:40 am

The storm that is headed for Los Angeles this weekend could be one of the area's biggest in months, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said Thursday.

“In the scale of a winter storm, it’s not huge,” weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said. “But it’s probably bigger than what we’ve had in a while.”

Bartling said the storm system, which originated off Vancouver Island, will bring about a half-inch to 1.5 inches of rain, along with breezy conditions and gusts of wind. But she said the weather service has not issued any wind advisories yet.      

“It will be a fairly moderate four- to six-hour rain period Saturday,” Bartling said. “And then a cold front will pass through and bring cold air. There will be showers on Sunday, and then poof, it’s gone.”


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Photo: A rainstorm is expected to hit the Los Angeles area Saturday. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times