Southern California soaked by storm

Coachella Valley remains dry, but much of southern California sees rain for six days straight

Jeff Stahl, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, jstahl@kesq.com
POSTED: 05:51 AM PST Dec 03, 2012 
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LOS ANGELES -

The Coachella Valley remained dry all weekend along with the high desert areas including Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms, but the rest of southern California saw continued rain Monday.

Light rain doused the Southland early Monday morning, creating perilous road conditions for the sixth consecutive day, but a spell of dry weather is about to start.

The rain is expected to end mid-morning after ensuring yet another wet commute, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie.

There is a slight chance of some measurable precipitation north of Los Angeles on Thursday, she said, but no real rain is in the region's immediate future after this morning.

The last several days of wet weather have resulted from a Pacific storm that produced four distinct bands of precipitation, the last of which will be moving east today, Hoxsie said.

Since Wednesday, downtown L.A. has had just under an inch of rain, LAX 1.18 inch, Mount Wilson .66 of an inch but Opids Camp, another Los Angeles County mountain locale, 2.87 inches, she said.

Temperatures will remain mild today, as they have been throughout the rainy period. Highs will be 54 on Mount Wilson; 64 in Avalon and Lancaster; 65 in Newport Beach, Saugus, Palmdale and at LAX; 66 in Long Beach, Anaheim, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Burbank and downtown L.A.; and 68 in Woodland Hills.

Temperatures will rise by up to four degrees Tuesday before generally retreating back a bit on Friday. Over the week, conditions will be partly cloudy in some communities, sunny in others.