Pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. California's winter keeps getting wetter as the first in the latest round of storms moves ashore, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. The National Weather Service says rain is making for slick roads and reduced visibility for commuters across Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's winter keeps getting wetter as the latest round of storms moves ashore.
The National Weather Service says so much rain had fallen by Monday that the yearly total for downtown Los Angeles hit nearly 15 ½ inches — exceeding the normal annual rainfall even though the new rain year won't start until October.
Residents of Southern California hillsides scarred by wildfires are being warned that mudslides are possible.
Monday saw an inch or more of rain in many urban areas and 2 ½ inches in some mountain passes.
Wind gusts topping 50 mph are predicted in the San Joaquin Valley and north toward Sacramento through Tuesday.
The northern region could see another inch or two of rain beginning Monday night, with up to eight inches in the Sierra Nevada.
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