Locals bracing for a sloppy Saturday and possible mudslides in the hills instead enjoyed a cool, breezy calm between the storms.
Friday night saw powerful winds and about half an inch of rain at Bob Hope Airport, while a flood watch was in effect in the hills through early Sunday morning because of expected thunderstorms late Saturday and early Sunday. Snow levels in the mountains around Los Angeles were expected to dip to 3,500 feet or lower, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday night's storm brought the rain total for the season at Bob Hope Airport to about 12.2 inches, roughly 2 inches more than normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service. After a wet December, including relentless storms in the days before Christmas, the area saw less than an inch of rain in all of January.
Elisha Johnson and David Paladino of La Cañada Flintridge walked their dogs down the dry sidewalks of Ocean View Boulevard on Saturday morning. Johnson said she woke up, looked outside and said, "Good. The weathermen are wrong … again."