160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Their names were not immediately released, and it was not clear how long they had been on the patch of earth in a section of the river parallel to Interstate 5 near the Los Feliz neighborhood. In all, more than 100 firefighters from Los Angeles and Glendale were involved in the midday rescue. The next storm could come as soon as Wednesday evening, with forecasters predicting a quarter- to a half-inch of rain. Santa Ana wind conditions are expected to follow, bringing warm, dry weather this weekend. A winter storm brought rain to the Southland on Monday, which meant hundreds of car crashes and a water rescue of two people caught in the Los Angeles River. The California Highway Patrol reported 133 crashes in the L.A. area between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., compared with just 57 during the same time period last Monday, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said. Meanwhile, fire crews rescued two people who became stranded on an outcrop of dirt and vegetation in the Los Angeles River when storm water rushed through the often dry waterway. The 50-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were not in any immediate danger when fire crews used a small inflatable boat to ferry them to safety, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.