Rain will continue through Saturday and resume Monday

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Depending on where you live in the Los Angeles area, expect anywhere from five to 10 inches of rain this weekend. This is the strongest storm to hit Southern California in years.

The Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades has suspended the second round and it’s anyone’s guess how much of the open will be played before Monday when the storm is predicted to continue.

Flooding is occurring from Ventura County down to the Mexican border and beyond. We can expect the heaviest part of the storm to hit tonight, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., a few hours later in San Diego County.

Oroville Dam main spillway
(Brian Baer, CA-DWR)

San Diego should be getting severe thunderstorms in the early afternoon Saturday, with the rain continuing until 3 a.m. Sunday. After that the rain should be over for the San Diego area.

The Oroville area will be getting rain until noon Saturday and flooding is expected up north as well. The question is will the spillways of the Oroville Dam stay in place with all the additional rain? Authorities have been using cement and large bags of rocks to repair the main and auxiliary spillways since last weekend when part of the spillway was undermined by erosion, but it remains to be seen if the repairs have done enough to keep the spillways from eroding more with this storm.

Oroville, and much of Northern California, is expected to get rain until Wednesday.

If you had weekend plans it would be a good idea to postpone them for a week.

Top photo by Claudia Gestro