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Brief Summer Showers Pop Up Across Southern California

The sprinkles swept through Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties at the start of a another week of heat and humidity

Rare July thunderstorms and a few light showers popped up Monday morning to start off another day of hot, humid weather in Southern California.

Rain was reported early Monday in Santa Clarita, Newhall and other communities north of Los Angeles. By Monday afternoon, showers were reported in the San Bernardino County mountains, including Big Bear.

Widespread rainfaill is not expected, but inland areas could continue to see rain later Monday. 

Humidity will continue to make the weather feel uncomfortable this week. After a brief cooling trend midweek, conditions will warm up once again by next weekend. 

But for now, no heat advisories were in effect for the first time in days.

Also expected today is higher surf, strong rip currents and the threat of sneaker waves that can sweep beachgoers off rocks and jetties as a result of a moderately long southerly swell that's been developing with Hurricane Eugene off the Baja California coast. Surf will be even higher Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening along south-facing beaches of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, including Santa Catalina Island. 

Surf of between 5 and 8 feet is expected in Los Angeles County Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening. A high surf advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday, denoting dangerous rip currents and large wave.

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