Rain, rain, here to stay

Cesia Rios, a psychology major, trying to avoid puddles on the Cal State LA campus. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

Another rain storm is expected to hit Los Angeles starting from Sunday, Mar. 19 to Wednesday, March 22, according to the National Weather Service Los Angeles.

“This will be a soggy first half of the week, with many hours of light to moderate steady rain,” the National Weather Service Los Angeles tweeted.  “Expect plenty of water, rocks, mud on roads, and minor urban and creek flooding.”

The rain is expected to be heaviest on Tuesday, March 28, going into Wednesday with a total of one to three inches of rainfall.

California has been hit with multiple weeks of heavy rain across the state. Multiple flood warnings have been released and President Joe Biden also approved of California’s declaration of emergency, caused by the rain.

“The new bus stop does not have a sheltered area, so I waited in the rain for the bus to arrive,” said Lily Yuan, a business major. “That day, I was not prepared for…heavy rainfall. My shoes and hair were soaked when I arrived home.”

The rain storm that is expected to arrive this week will be the twelfth atmospheric river storm to hit California this season. An atmospheric river is a long and narrow area in the atmosphere that contains water vapor, “like rivers in the sky,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.