Californians brace for a series of storms this week

Jan 4, 2016 3:44 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first of a series of rainstorms that could last for the next two weeks has hit the drought-parched state.

The National Weather Service says a second, stronger storm is expected to arrive in Northern California Monday night. Tuesday morning could produce heavy rain and strong winds. At least two more storms are expected to follow on Wednesday and Thursday. There could be up to 15 inches of rain in the next 16 days.

In Southern California, scattered showers are expected Monday across greater Los Angeles with the afternoon expected to dry up a bit before more rain moves in again. Then it's likely to be wet for the rest of the week. Between 2 and 3.5 inches of rain are predicted to fall across the coastal and valley areas through Friday, with up to 5 inches falling in the mountains.

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