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More heavy rain expected to hit drenched California

  • A crew from Vaccaro Tree Service removes a fallen tree along Hickory Road in Fairfax, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Weather officials are issuing flood warnings for much of Northern California as the second in a series of wet storms hits the state. The National Weather Service has issued a variety of warnings for heavy rain, snow, high winds and floods from the San Francisco Bay area to the Oregon border. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California residents recovering Monday from a series of wet, windy storms likely won't get much of a break as another system is expected to drench the area.

Up to five more inches of rain could fall in the region beginning Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

The rain could be especially heavy at times in areas north of Redding and across the Sierra Nevada, meteorologist Dan Keeton said.

Still, it should be nothing like the downpours that left between 15 to 20 inches of rain in some areas over the five-day period that ended Sunday. Forecasters said the latest storm left the area faster than expected.

"It's going to be significant, but less impactful," Keeton said of the coming rain. "There will be some isolated impact in certain areas, but nothing as widespread compared to what we saw late last week."


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