A new storm was forecast to dump rain on Southern California today and Wednesday, but the system was not expected to pose a significant threat to hillside areas saturated by last week's torrential downpours, officials said.
The rainfall will be light with some moderate to heavy bursts at times, according to the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to drop half an inch to as much as 1 1/2 inches of rain across the region, with possibly higher amounts in mountain regions.
In Los Angeles County, crews will patrol foothill areas such as La Cañada Flintridge and Acton to watch for mud flows and monitor rain-swollen debris basins, officials said.
"We still don't think it will pose a significant threat," said Kerjon Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.