LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The second of two storms to strike the Southland since late Friday cleared out of the region this morning.
The storm was headed south and was southwest of San Diego before dawn this morning, said National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson.
The L.A. basin received between a half-inch of rain and two inches from the two systems, Thompson said, adding that the highest volume — 2.62 inches -was recorded at Santa Monica Airport.
The NWS forecast partly cloudy skies today but sunny conditions for several days starting Wednesday.
Highs today were forecast to be 48 on Mount Wilson; 58 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 61 in San Clemente; 62 in Avalon; 63 at LAX, Saugus and Mission Viejo; 64 in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Yorba Linda, San Gabriel and Burbank; 65 in Fullerton and Pasadena; 66 in Long Beach, Anaheim, Irvine and downtown L.A.; and 67 in Woodland Hills.
Temperatures are expected to rise generally between three and five degrees Wednesday, about the same again on Thursday, and again on Friday, when several areas in the Greater L.A. area will begin experiencing temperatures in the 80s. Highs will peak in the low 80s on Saturday before starting a slow retreat.