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Heavier rain headed for Los Angeles this weekend, forecasters say

November 30, 2012 |  8:52 am

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Southern Californians were dealing with drizzle rather than a deluge Friday morning as the second in a series of four storms moved through the region.

But weather forecasters warned that "moderate precipitation" will begin falling around midday and extend through the rest of the day. Saturday will be even wetter, and Sunday will see the heaviest downpour in the storm series, according to the National Weather Service.

By 8 a.m. Friday, precipitation levels recorded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works during the past 24 hours totaled .12 of an inch at the Civic Center, but 1.5 inches in Topanga Canyon.

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During the same period, .67 of an inch was recorded in Malibu, according to the DWP. 

A high-surf advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday in Los Angeles County and until 1 p.m. Monday in Orange County, where wave sets of up to 12 feet are possible, according to forecasters.

"Surf and swell conditions will be hazardous to anyone entering the water," a weather service advisory warned. “Minor beach erosion and localized flooding of low-lying areas may also occur.”


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Photo: A storm generated heavy surf breaking just underneath the Manhattan Beach Pier. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times