Sprinkles in California but won't ease drought
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Areas of Southern California are getting hit with some sprinkles today, but not enough to ease near-record drought conditions.
National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet said the isolated sprinkles from Oxnard to the South Bay on Sunday will only total a few hundredths of an inch.
More rain will hit the state later this week and bring about a quarter-inch of rainfall.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a formal drought earlier this month, saying it was the driest it's been in California in perhaps a century.
Ranchers are selling cattle, farmers are letting some fields go fallow and some cities are running short of water.