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2 Storms On The Way To Southern California Could Make It A Soggy Christmas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It's beginning to look a lot like a wet Christmas.

Forecasters say Southern California could get the gift of rain and snow this week with not just one, but two storms on the way.

A Pacific storm that taps into the atmospheric river is brewing and could bring widespread rain into Southern California Wednesday night into Thursday, according to CBS2's Amber Lee. The valleys could get as much as three inches of rain, while the foothills and mountains could see up to five inches.

Periods of heavy rain could mean some street flooding and minor debris flow for recent burn areas. There could also be a slight chance of thunderstorms in the storm's wake as it moves out of the area Thursday.

The second storm on tap to arrive on Christmas Day may not bring as much rain, but could bring more snow to the mountains.

The National Weather Service says snow levels should stay above 6,500 feet through Thursday, but the second, colder storm could bring snow levels down to 4,500 feet Friday into Saturday.

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