Recent winter weather has led to the capture of more than 33 billion gallons of stormwater that can be used as future drinking water in Los Angeles County.
While Long Beach is currently seeing a brief respite from the rain, showers are forecast to return starting tomorrow night.
While rain fell across much of the area overnight and into Monday afternoon, the brunt of the storm system is expected to arrive late Monday and into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said 12 people died as a result of violent weather during the past 10 days, and he warned that this week’s storms could be even more dangerous and urged people to stay home.
Long Beach already has received more rain this year than the last three Januaries combined, but more wet weather is on the horizon.
The main front of the “bomb cyclone” moved into the area overnight, but forecasters said the storm wound up marching across the region much faster than anticipated, which “greatly reduced the amount of rainfall through the area,” according to the National Weather Service.
The CHP estimated there was about 3 feet of standing water this morning on the 710 Freeway near Artesia Boulevard.
According to the NWS, a wind advisory, a flood watch and a high surf advisory will all be in effect in Long Beach at various points over the next two days.
Parts of the Long Beach area are expected to get from 2 to 4 inches of rain between Wednesday and Thursday and another storm is forecast this weekend.
The National Weather Service is currently predicting rain will return to Long Beach on Monday night, with showers continuing on and off through Thursday night.