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With the heat wave over and cooler temperatures moving in, forecasters say there’s a chance of some rain falling on the Southland Wednesday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, there’s about a 20 percent chance of precipitation in the area Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

“Any thunderstorms should first develop in the mountains Wednesday afternoon then drift to the south and southeast to the adjacent valleys, including the Ventura County valleys, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley, especially closer to the foothills,” according to the NWS.

Forecasters noted that if thunderstorms do develop from the low-pressure system, there will be a chance of “brief heavy rain, small hail and dangerous cloud-to-ground lighting,” along with the possibility of localized street flooding.

In general, Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with highs expected in the upper-60s to mid-70s.

A slight warm-up is expected by Friday.

City News Service

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