03/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Los Angeles Burn Areas Brace For Downpours

As showers sprinkled Southern California on Sunday, residents near burn areas spent the day fortifying their homes and waiting nervously as weather forecasters predicted a series of storms expected to pound the region with the heaviest downpour in several years.

The leading edge of the foul weather began dampening the area Sunday afternoon and evening, but rainfall totals were less than a quarter of an inch in most of Los Angeles County and about half of an inch in local mountains.