LA Rain: System expected to bring twin storms beginning Monday night

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A storm system will make its way down to L.A. from the Bay Area Monday night, where it's expected to add a few drops of relief to Southern California's record drought. 

National Weather Service spokesman David Sweet said the storm will arrive in two chunks. The first should hit Monday night and bring showers across the area. The second is expected Tuesday. In all, Sweet said, the area should receive about .5 to .75 inches of rain. 

"We're nowhere near normal rainfall right now," Sweet said. "We're still far behind. Any rain we get is good news, but it's not going to end the drought, it looks like." 

Downtown Los Angeles usually receives about 13.57 inches of rain by this time in the year. It's currently at 5.73 inches, even after a week of heavy rains pummeled the area several weeks ago. 

Still, Sweet says, some rain is better than none at all. 


With contributions from Eric Zassenhaus

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