Rain expected through Sunday morning
Forecasters say moderate to heavy rain will continue to fall tonight through Sunday morning in a storm that has dumped up to three inches of rain on the mudslide-prone areas of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Overnight rainfall is expected to reach rates of one-third to half an inch per hour in the Los Angeles Basin with the heaviest rainfall in the San Gabriel Mountains, where a flash-flood warning remained in effect tonight.
“The rain will cause widespread ponding of water on area roadways and local flooding of low-lying areas at intersections,” the National Weather Service said in an advisory.
By 4 p.m., the storm had poured about 1 1/4 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles and nearly three inches in many parts of the San Gabriel Mountains.
"Now that's really dumping,” said Bill Hoffer, a spokesman for the National Weather Service.
Scattered showers are expected to linger until Sunday evening, when the storm is to taper off.
-- Tony Barboza