A.M. Brief: ‘Atmospheric River’ to Bring Inches of Rain Later Today

January 28, 2021 by Brian Champlin
Raining in Los Angeles
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Today: Big rain is only hours away, LAFD’s internal vaccination program is working, robots are delivering food to UCLA students, and Public Health works with restaurants on new requirements for Friday’s outdoor dining reopening. What’s this? It’s just your Thursday news brief. Take it!

Morning News Rundown

Forecasters are calling SoCal’s next winter storm an “atmospheric river” that could bring 1.5 to 3.5 inches of rain to the L.A. basin and upwards of 2 to 5 inches in the foothills and mountains over the next day. The heavy rain is expected to hit central Los Angeles by late this afternoon. Warnings have been put out about possible mudslides and debris flows in recent burn areas, and portions of the 5 Freeway near the Grapevine may be closed based on expected snowfall. [ABC 7]