May 6, 2013 10:08 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rainy weather hits Central, Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rainy weather in Central and Southern California is making roads slick and proving a mixed blessing for crews fighting a huge wildfire.

A storm dumped less than a tenth of an inch of rain to around a quarter-inch overnight in most areas.

The weather helped firefighters battling a 44-square-mile wildfire which, at its peak, threatened thousands of homes in Ventura County. However, officials say it also created slippery mud that's slowed fire crews. Containment's been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says an offshore low-pressure system will continue to bring cool, cloudy weather with a chance of showers through Tuesday. Coastal areas will likely see about a quarter-inch of rain, foothills could get a half-inch or more and a few spots could get an inch.

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