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    Los Angeles: Drier Weather to Makes a Return

    By By Jordan Root, Meteorologist
    March 02, 2014, 12:37:54 AM EST

    Despite the continuation of much-needed rainfall in California, more rain and strong storms could lead to additional problems this Saturday.

    While the heavy rainfall is beneficial for the drought-stricken state, mudflow, debris and flash flooding could endanger lives and create multiple problems for the Golden State.

    Downtown Los Angeles received 3.29 inches of rain Thursday and Friday, just shy of the 3.60 inches that fell during all of 2013.

    Additional rain on Saturday could push the current three-day storm total past last year's amount.


    Due to the heavy nature of the rain, folks should be alert to possible hazards the rain may cause. Enough rain could fall to trigger flash flooding and mudslides in areas recently burned by wildfires.

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    Saturday features even more threats to travel, as strong thunderstorms are possible for areas from San Diego up through Los Angeles.

    Damaging winds, flash flooding, waterspouts and hail are all possible during this storm system.

    The storms will make for treacherous air and traffic travel, as flight delays are extremely possible during the storm.

    Although this weeks rain will be helpful, much more rain will be needed to break the drought completely. According to the Drought Monitor, Los Angeles continues to remain classified in an extreme drought.

    Temperatures are expected to remain around normal into the weekend as rain tapers to just a couple of showers on Sunday.

    AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root contributed to much of this story.

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