Rain is expected in Los Angeles next week

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Rain is expected in Los Angeles next week

California Politics

Hannah Wiley

Dec. 16, 2023

It’s starting to look a lot like El Nio.

Rain is finally expected to roll through Los Angeles and Southern California starting Monday and lasting into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday’s sunny skies are expected to give way to some cloud cover on Sunday, with temperatures starting to drop slightly.

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The chance of showers in Los Angeles County, including downtown, is expected to increase Monday with a 50% chance of rain.

The chance of light precipitation increases during the week, with a chance of thunder on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 60s all week.

Total rainfall expected from Sunday to Tuesday could reach 30% helped an inch of a storm system moving inland and expected to bring colder weather rain across Californiawrites the weather service on social media.

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Any precipitation could provide a respite to otherwise dry and somewhat windy weeks in Southern California, despite the state being in an El Nio weather pattern that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects to bring an unusually warm spell to parts of the West and wet season will result.

Fact check me on the windy part.

Although Los Angeles is currently under no red flag warnings or other fire hazard warnings, the weather service has upgraded Los Angeles and Ventura counties to “locally brief critical fire conditions” through early Sunday, largely concentrated in the hills and mountains. due to wind and low humidity.

“Gusts of 40 to 55 mph will be common, strongest through Sunday morning with isolated gusts up to 45 mph,” the weather service wrote. “Conditions will change quickly Sunday night with an active storm

pattern until next week.”

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California has had another mild wildfire season after dozens of atmospheric rivers ravaged the state earlier this year, bringing record rainfall.

Tropical Storm Hilary inundated Southern California with several more inches of rain in August, causing flooding in the Coachella Valley.

Weather experts expect a strong El Nio weather pattern through the first few months of 2024, increasing the chance of even more rain in California after years of drought and extreme wildfires.


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