New storm drops rain across soggy California

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm that unleashed much-needed rain on parts of Northern California is headed south along the West Coast.

The National Weather Service says an average of an inch to 2 inches of rain fell Monday in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions.

A cold front is expected to bring rain and mountain snow Tuesday and Wednesday to Southern California before a second storm triggers more showers across California later in the week.

The storms won't be nearly as powerful as the blast that dumped as much as 8 inches of rain in parts of Northern California last week and up to 6 feet of snow in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

And while the storms help, much more rain is needed to pull the state out of its severe drought.

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