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Light rain forecast for Sunday afternoon; weak storms expected to follow

February 20, 2010 |  5:14 pm

Mullally-mud

Light rain is expected to return to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, which will begin another week of unsettled weather, forecasters said.

Two areas of low pressure are headed for Southern California, one from the Pacific Ocean and a larger one from Idaho. But rainfall is expected to be light, with about 0.10 to 0.25 inches expected -- about the same amount that fell Friday night.

The storm will probably move out by Monday, although there is a chance that rainfall will linger.

During the work week, a series of weak storms is expected to come through, but it’s unclear how much rain will fall.

The first is expected to arrive Tuesday; another could come by the end of the week.

“They’re all weak-looking systems which may or may not produce any rain,” said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist for the National Weather Service office in Oxnard.

Temperatures are expected to remain cooler than normal for this time of year, staying in the 50s and 60s.

-- Rong-Gong Lin II

Photo: Michele Barkin walks by work crews cleaning Mullally Debris Basin above Manistee Drive in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday. The debris basin catches mud, rocks and tree branches that slide off the San Gabriel Mountains, which burned last year and no longer have living vegetation to hold the soil in place. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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