Rainy Sunday, Then Thanksgiving for Los Angeles

November 20, 2011; 10:42 AM ET
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This weekend came to a close on a rainy note in Los Angeles, San Diego and all of Southern California with more wet weather in the forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

Rain spread southward through Southern California last evening, with rain and mountain snow tapering off across central California.

Rain totals in the Los Angeles Basin and around San Diego will average 0.50 of an inch to one inch. Widespread flash flooding is not expected.

Isolated flooding incidents cannot be ruled out, especially on the south- and southwest-facing slopes of the mountains where a few places may have received more than inch of rain.

With snow levels averaging 5,500 feet, ski resorts welcomed a fresh 4 to 8 inches of snowfall. However, treacherous travel awaits snow enthusiasts headed to the slopes.

Driving conditions will improve throughout Southern California on Monday as drier weather and sunshine return. The weather will also not threaten holiday travel plans Tuesday and Wednesday with high pressure in control.

The next chance of rain for Southern California will coincide with Thanksgiving Day as the storm set to slam the Northwest early this week sinks southward.

The pounding the storm will inflict on Northwest will not get repeated in Southern California.

However, enough rain could fall to put a damper on any outdoor holiday plans.


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