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Heavy rain expected Sunday in L.A. area

November 20, 2011 | 10:59 am

Wet conditions are expected in the Los Angeles area Sunday as a storm system moves across Southern California.

A low-pressure system will bring four to six hours of heavy rain, followed by several hours of scattered showers, the National Weather Service predicted. There is a chance of thunderstorms in some areas, and snow could fall at elevations of 4,000 feet and above, possibly including on Interstate 5 through the Grapevine. Snow combined with gusty winds are expected to make for hazardous driving in the mountains.

Across the region, rainfall totals are expected to average between half an inch and 1.5 inches, with some areas getting as much as two inches. Pools of water on the roadways are likely, with possible flooding in low-lying areas.

— Abby Sewell