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Daniel Swain for LAist —Get Ready For Some Heavy Rain And Possible Flooding

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses the upcoming atmospheric river and its potential impacts on Southern California for LAist. Swain mentions that a strong storm will be “galloping straight for Central & Southern California,” bringing more than 6 inches of rain over two weeks with significant flooding possibilities. Temperatures are anticipated to remain warm initially, followed by stormy conditions until mid-February. Heavy storm activity is expected to be not limited to the Southland, as other areas like British Columbia, Washington state, and Baja are also expected to experience heavy flooding.