Moderate to heavy rains doused parts of Los Angeles County Monday, but the storm system made its way out of the Southland by evening, sparing the area from any severe damage or flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, most areas in the Southland received less than an inch of rain by late afternoon, although Pasadena recorded 1.11 inches.

Forecasters had initially predicted rain totals ranging from a half-inch to 2 1/2 inches.

The storm system also brought some fierce winds, with gusts reported in some areas topping 70 mph, and other areas getting winds in the 55-60 mph range. But wind advisories that had been in effect in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and the Los Angeles County mountains were allowed to expire by early evening.

“Winds are gusting behind the front out of the west and southwest, but by this evening they should diminish this evening in all areas except for the I-5 corridor,” according to the NWS.

“High pressure begins building over the area on Tuesday for slightly warmer temperatures and under sunny skies,” forecasters said. “Gusty northwest winds will continue some mountain areas, strongest Tuesday evening.”

The storm system was the tail end of a front that brought heavy rains to parts of Northern California on Sunday.

By the time it reached the Southland, however, the storm has lost much of its punch.

Recent burn areas, always feared to be susceptible to flooding, were monitored for possible mud and debris flows, but no major issues were reported Monday.

Temperatures on Tuesday were expected to range from the mid-60s to lower 70s.

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