More rain on the way Wednesday, possibly Saturday

After a solid drenching last week, more rain is on the way in Long Beach and Southern California this week.

The National Weather Service predicts rain will begin late Tuesday night, with 100% chance of rain and possible thunderstorms on Wednesday.

This storm will be warmer and less windy than the one that brought snow in the mountains and heavy rain at times throughout the region last week, NWS meteorologist Miguel Miller said.

Snow levels won’t be nearly as low as they were last week and no snow is expected below 8,000 feet, Miller said.

Winds in the mountains and along desert slopes will top out at 35 to 45 mph on Wednesday, the meteorologist said.

The forecast calls for another chance at rain on Saturday, however skies are expected to clear by evening with just a chance of showers.

Long Beach received a large dose of rain last week, with rainfall since Oct. 1 totaling 2.86 inches, which is 177% of normal for this time of year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

— City News Service contributed to this report.

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