More Rain to Fall in Southern California Before February Ends

More Rain to Fall in Southern California Before February Ends

People walk in the rain in the Westwood neighborhood Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2024. This February has been the seventh-wettest month of all time for the city. (Ethan Swope/AP Photo)

Jill McLaughlin

Jill McLaughlin

2/23/2024

Updated: 2/25/2024

Southern California could get even more rain starting Feb. 26, adding to an already historically wet February as a weak storm system is expected to bring light rain to the Los Angeles area, the National Weather Service reported.
The storm could start along the central coast late Sunday and arrive in Los Angeles County in the morning or afternoon Monday.
The system should leave the area on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service’s office in Oxnard.
“Most of Southern California will be affected Monday and Tuesday,” National Weather Service Meteorologist David Gomberg told The Epoch Times.
The Los Angeles County region could get up to a half-inch of rain during the storm, and up to an inch near the mountains. The surrounding mountains could also get some snow above 7,000 feet initially but drop down as low as 4,500 feet on Tuesday, Mr. Gomberg said.
The storm will be cooler than the sunny and warm weather the region experienced Friday, when temperatures reached into the 70s across Southern California for the first time since late January, the weather service said in an X post. The region’s highest temperatures reached 79 degrees in Long Beach and Camarillo.
Weather service forecasters expect thermometers to dip to the low to mid 60s Monday and Tuesday.
Even without the additional rainfall, downtown Los Angeles has recorded the fourth-wettest February on record, according to the weather service. It was also the seventh-wettest month of all time for the city.
Looking ahead, Southern California could be hit with another cold storm system by the end of next week, though it’s still difficult to say how far south the next storm will reach, according to Mr. Gomberg.
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Jill McLaughlin

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Jill McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist covering politics, environment, and statewide issues. She has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Oregon, Nevada, and New Mexico. Jill was born in Yosemite National Park and enjoys the majestic outdoors, traveling, golfing, and hiking.

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