A second storm system is expected to keep Southern California damp, but it's expected to be as mellow – if not lesser – than the storm that hit the area Monday.
Calling this incoming storm "very weak," National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Hall told KPCC that the mostly cloudy Tuesday will see light rain with possible showers in the afternoon.
"What’s more interesting is that we’re only in the seventh day in February, and this will be the fifth day with rain," he said. "If we didn’t have any rainfall the rest of the year, we’d be above normal."
Downtown Los Angeles is nearing an inch total of rainfall this week, Hall said, adding that stronger storms could be on the horizon as early as next week and later in the month.
Snow is still present on the mountains, with the Sierra snowpack "well above normal." Residents and travelers near the Antelope Valley area are warned about winds through the mountains and into the desert, with winds ranging from 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts hitting up to 50 miles per hour. Those winds are expected to last into Tuesday evening, Hall said.
Moderate to high rip currents are expected for local surf and beach areas, but the swells are mostly trending downward, Hall said.
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