Sunshine's Glorious Return Expected Thursday

After a week full of rain, the Southland appears to be heading toward better weather.

Thursday's forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 70 and a low of 60.

The sunshine will continue Friday and into the weekend, with highs of 84 on Saturday and 95 on Sunday.

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The sunshine will be a welcomed change for Los Angeles after days of wet weather.

The National Weather Service said records were broken Wednesday from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Los Angeles International Airport received 0.62 of an inch of rain, breaking the previous record of 0.16 set in 1945. In downtown Los Angeles, 0.3 of inch fell, breaking the old record of 0.22 set in 1916. And Santa Barbara Airport received 0.61 of an inch. That broke the old record of 0.33 set in 1960.

Crashes included a jack-knifed big rig on the southbound 5 Freeway just past the 405 Freeway. The truck was towed to the side of the freeway at about 7:15 a.m.

In Paramount, another jack-knifed big rig prompted closures of the westbound 105 Freeway transition to the 710 Freeway in both directions and the Garfield Avenue on-ramp to the 105. The jack-knifed tractor-trailer combo was reported on the transition road at 2:17 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A crash involving a pickup and a sedan was reported on the eastbound 105 just west of the 710 at 3:11 a.m.

This SigAlert map screengrab was taken at 8:40 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

Another big rig crash was reported at 3:36 a.m. in Claremont, where a big rig overturned and blocked three eastbound lanes and the westbound carpool lane of the 10 Freeway just west of Mills Avenue.

In Chatsworth, one person was killed in a crash on the westbound 10 Freeway. The driver of the vehicle crashed into a light pole.

"Slow down, slow down, slow down," said CHP Officer Robert Maday.

Check out the SigAlert image (right) for a look at just how busy it was around LA at 8:40 a.m.

The wet weather prompted a flood advisory for an area that included downtown Los Angeles. That advisory expired at 5:30 a.m., but intermittent showers continued Wednesday.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches were possible by the evening in parts of western Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.

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