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Residents of La Canada Flintridge were among those keeping a wary eye on the rain after a 250-square-mile wildfire last year denuded towering slopes above communities along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

More than 40 homes in the hillside city just north of Los Angeles were damaged or destroyed by a mudslide in February.

“We are holding up,” said resident Lien Yang, who added he was warned to be prepared to evacuate. “It’s coming down steady but not pouring. Therefore, it doesn’t cause a mudflow or flooding or anything like that.”

Neighbor Tom Smith spent part of Sunday placing sandbags in front of his house.

The rain even made it risky for racehorses to run. Hollywood Park canceled its final seven races Sunday after rain made a section of turf leading to the main track too dangerous to navigate.

In Woodland Hills, north of Los Angeles, a eucalyptus tree crashed onto the roof of a home, while a 40-foot tree fell onto an apartment building in Glendale. No injuries were reported.

Snow levels in Southern California were around 7,000 feet because the storm was so warm, but Tuesday night’s anticipated storm could be much colder, meteorologists said, and that should allow snow at elevations as low as 5,500 feet.