More rain in the forecast for SoCal, along with ‘unseasonably cool’ temps

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Wet weather is in the forecast again this week in Southern California, just days after a damaging fall storm swept through the region.

Already some areas of the parched region saw showers overnight, with around 0.1 inches of precipitation recorded in parts of the Southland, the National Weather Service reported Thursday morning.

Periods of light rain will begin Thursday evening, becoming more widespread after midnight, the forecast showed. Showers are expected to linger through the morning hours before tapering off Friday afternoon.

The storm will likely bring up to a quarter-inch and even a half-inch of rain in some areas, according to the weather service. At least an inch of rain is possible in mountain areas.

Not all areas will receive precipitation, forecasters added.

For areas that do receive rain, the wet weather could lead to slick roads during the Friday morning rush-hour.

“Leave early for work on Friday, especially in #LosAngeles County,” NWS tweeted.

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to dip once more, causing “unseasonably cool” weather for early October in the Southland, forecasters said.

Mountain and valleys will be about 10 to 15 degrees below average, and deserts and coastal areas 5 degrees cooler than average. Temperatures are expected to be even colder on Friday, according to NWS.

But thunderstorms are not anticipated with the latest inclement weather, forecasters said.

The reassurance comes after a damaging storm rolled into the region earlier this week, bringing 4,000 lightning bolts to storm-darkened skies earlier, along with heavy downpours, hail, thunder and strong wind gusts.

Monday’s wild weather led to the closure of all Los Angeles County beaches, caused power outages and ignited fires.

Despite the negative impacts, the storm brought some much-needed rain — up to about 0.4 inches — to an area that remains largely mired in severe to extreme drought.

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