More Rain Expected Wednesday

The shift in the weather is likely to bring the area up to its annual rainfall norm.

After a few days of summer-like weather borne on Santa Ana winds, the Los Angeles Basin clouded up and forecasters predict rain by tomorrow night.

A few light sprinkles were reported around town this morning.

The shift in the weather is likely to bring the area up to its annual rainfall norm. Downtown Los Angeles gets an average of about 15 inches per year, and the rain gauge stands at 14.6 inches so far.

Los Angeles should get a quarter- to a half-inch of rain in most spots, National Weather Service forecaster Bonnie Bartling said. Thunderstorms are possible late Wednesday and early Thursday, she said, adding that any area hit by a thunderstorm could log a higher total.

The rain should arrive Wednesday afternoon or evening on winds out of the west, and temperatures will drop significantly, she said.

The high in downtown Los Angeles tomorrow is forecast to be 62 degrees, then the overnight low is expected to be 41 degrees, Bartling said.

"It'll be breezy and may even feel colder than that," she said.

Forecasters are also eyeing a "not very well-organized" system that could bring us more rain on Sunday.

"The rainy season last through April, so it's not unusual for us to still get a few more storms," Bartling said.
 

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