It would not be an overstatement to say that folks around town are getting pretty anxious about the rain that's expected this week.
Forecasters say the downpour Southern California could get several inches of rain over the next few days, which is great for water levels. But it's been years since the region has had a soaking like this, and a sudden downpour could cause some problems as well.
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Here to explain is KPCC's Science Reporter Sanden Totten.