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Damp Sunday in Store for Earthquake-Rattled LA Area

After the Los Angeles area was rattled by an earthquake on Friday evening, a little rain is on the horizon.

The 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:09 p.m. PDT on Friday near La Habra, Calif. La Habra is located to the southeast of Los Angeles.

"The event was felt widely throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties," the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stated in a summary about the earthquake.

There were 23 aftershocks within the first hour, according to the USGS. The largest aftershock registered with a magnitude of 3.6 at 9:30 p.m.

The earthquake did not cause major damage, the Associated Press reported. Only minor injuries were sustained when the earthquake triggered a rockslide in Carbon Canyon and caused a car to overturn.

A dry Saturday will aid those officials and crews still inspecting buildings and structures for possible damage.

Clouds streaming overhead are signaling an approaching storm system set to deliver a little rain to Southern California late on Saturday night through Sunday morning.

The rain will be far from heavy and will be negligible in putting a dent in the region's drought. Some places will even stay dry throughout the weekend.

The rain will instead just create a damp start to Sunday, causing residents to reach for their umbrellas before heading outside. Some sunshine will return for Sunday afternoon.

More numerous showers with even the potential for a thunderstorm will come Tuesday through Wednesday.