The heaviest rains of Tuesday's El Niño-fueled storms in the Southland should move out Tuesday afternoon before the start of the evening commute, although some shower activity could follow.
"The storm today was moving in very quickly; tomorrow looks to be sort of the same deal as today," said Emily Thornton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "The bigger story is that it'll be over in a longer period of time" and possibly dump more than Tuesday's storm, which is passing through relatively rapidly.
Heavy rain is expected to resume in the late morning hours Wednesday, Thornton said, and is expected to persist. A break in the rain may come by Friday, but another system is expected to hit Los Angeles Saturday night into Sunday. Some rain could return on Monday.
County officials recommend that beach users do not get in the water for at least three days after significant rainfall, especially near flowing storm drains, creeks and rivers.
Coming after days of rain that washed away hillsides and flooded freeways, damage from the next El Niño storm,hitting Southern California on Thursday, will be focused on the coastline, the National Weather Service said.