A man eyes an umbrella stand as April showers fall in dowtown Los Angeles Saturday.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A pedestrian makes his way in the rain along Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Sarfin Salas covers up from the rain while heading to his car in a Vons parking lot in Sylmar.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Stephanie Saigh of Redding buys a hot cup of coffee for Jerry Wilson, who is homeless, as he sits on the sidewalk on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Friends Fay Wang of Los Angeles and Huifei Wang, 20, of China shop along the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica despite the drizzle that persisted throughout the day.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
A woman shields herself while walking down La Brea Avenue during the first of what is expected to be several days of light rain.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Eve Wallen, 66, of West Hollywood walks down a rain-damp sidewalk along Broadway in Santa Monica on Thursday afternoon.(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Light rain begins to fall as students cross the campus at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A man makes his way across Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. Rain moved into the Southland Thursday and may linger through Sunday.(Robert St. John / Los Angeles Times)
People seek shelter from the rain on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.(Robert St. John / Los Angeles Times)
The first of what is expected to be several days of light rain began falling in Southern California on Thursday.
The wet conditions will continue through the weekend, but forecasters said this is far from the El Niño deluges that officials warned of earlier this year. Those rains never materialized, and Southern California endured another dry winter.
According to the National Weather Service, the most intense rain will come Saturday, and that could include some thunderstorms.
Through Sunday evening, the NWS said, downtown L.A. could see about half an inch of rain.
Still, even though this is not a lot of rain, some people are happy.