Well, so much for my barbecue plans tonight. Pea-sized hail is coming down outside the LABO offices just off the 405 in Bel-Air, part of this afternoon's wild weather. Mudslides in parts of OCs eastern canyons seem to be the big story. One downpour brought 1 1/2 inches of rain in about 30 minutes to hillsides burned in last year's wildfires. "People have to keep in mind that the showers could all of a sudden appear," Stan Wasowski, a National Weather Service meteorologist told the LAT. "It could be clear blue sky, but the showers could return at any moment. They are not out of the woods yet." The unusual weather pattern will continue for the next day or two, with showers popping up in the afternoon hours. And traffic is horrendous, both because of the rain and the holiday weekend getaway.
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