Powerful Storms Could Soak California, U.S. South in Next Week

  • Rain already falling in California from the first system
  • Mississippi Valley next in line for storm's heavy rains

The West Coast could get nearly 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain in the next week and the lower Mississippi Valley, which saw flooding in January, could get half as much as a series of El Nino-spurred storms begin to slam into the U.S.

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