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Pop-Up Sunday Showers Possible Across Southern California

Showers that spread across Southern California early Sunday are expected to drift out of the region later this morning, but the chance of wet weather will continue throughout the day.

Light rain was reported early Sunday with more significant rainfall east of Los Angeles. The bulk of the rain is expected to move out of Southern California by 9 a.m.

"As we head into the afternoon and evening hours, we're going to be losing a lot of that activity," said NBC4 forecaster David Biggar. "There's a chance we could have a pop-up showe anywhere across the region."

Rain is possible through Monday before skies clear Tuesday.

Storms across the state this winter have forced evacuations, caused flooding and wrecked more than 350 roads. In San Jose, where storm flooding forced 14,000 residents from their homes this week, officials said they have not yet calculated the cost of the damage. Some people have not even returned home yet.

Storms in January cost Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, $12.5 million, mostly for road work. Spokeswoman Jennifer Larocque said the county is requesting federal emergency relief funding.

Dennis Schmidt, Butte County's public works director, said storms that led to the emergency at Oroville Dam tore out two roads and left potholes that will cost more than $1 million to repair. He said that will wipe out the county's emergency budget.

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