Light rain fell on the Southland early Wednesday, part of a low-pressure system expected to generate heavier rainfall at times through Thursday without triggering mudslides and debris flows over slopes denuded by wildfires, forecasters said.
The storm, which originated in the central Pacific, is expected to produce between .33 of an inch and 1.25 inches before it clears out, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusty winds will accompany the rainfall, which will remain below rates of .25 of an inch per hour, according to the NWS, which states on its website that the “mudslides and debris flow threat is minimal to none.”
The NWS forecast showers in L.A. County Wednesday and highs of 48 on Mount Wilson; 51 in Lancaster; 52 in Palmdale; 55 in Saugus; 60 in Avalon, San Gabriel, Burbank and Woodland Hills; 61 in Pasadena; 63 in Long Beach and Downtown L.A; and 64 at LAX. Thursday’s highs will be a few degrees higher amid more showers.
Rain was forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 44 on Santiago Canyon; 50 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 55 in Fremont Canyon, and Yorba Linda; 56 in Trabuco Canyon; 57 in Laguna Beach, Fullerton and Anaheim; 58 in Newport Beach, San Clemente and Mission Viejo; and 59 in Irvine. Thursday’s highs will be 2-3 degrees higher amid showers.