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Southern California to get more rain, beginning Monday night

On the heels of Friday's storm, a smaller front of rain arriving Monday will deliver a second soaking in LA

As the Southland dries off from Friday's major storm, a smaller front of rain arriving Monday will deliver the region another soaking.

The storm is expected to reach the Los Angeles area Monday night with steady rainfall continuing into Tuesday morning, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The region's foothills and mountains — especially their south-facing slopes — will see the most rainfall, with between one and two inches falling overnight, Sweet said. Coastal areas and valleys will receive an inch or less.

Those amounts are considerably less than the drenching brought by last week's tempest, which dropped as much as five inches of rain.

The incoming storm will taper off Tuesday with showers expected into Wednesday, Sweet said.

While it has left homeowners scrambling to patch leaking roofs and caused problems in areas prone to mudslides, the wet start to the winter has been a welcome change for a region parched by three years of drought.

With nearly 4 inches of rain measured so far in downtown L.A. since July 1, the region is actually a fraction of an inch above average levels of rainfall, Sweet said.

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