Spotty Showers Around Los Angeles Will Not Last

By , Senior Meteorologist
July 21, 2014; 2:01 AM ET
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Parts of Southern California should not get used to the brief raindrops seen on Saturday.

Enough moisture is in place for a weak disturbance to return spotty showers and thunderstorms to Southern California on Saturday.

The showers will briefly dampen the Los Angeles Basin, while thunderstorms will dot the mountains.

It should be stressed that the showers will deliver little rainfall and not provide much-needed drought relief. The raindrops will instead be more of a welcome sight to residents who are faced with water restrictions.

Dry lightning strikes from the spotty thunderstorms in the mountains threaten to spark new wildfires.

As the disturbance lifts northward, Sunday and Monday will turn out to be typical summer days around Los Angeles--days without rain and morning low clouds along the coastal plain.

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The low clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine, which will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 70s. A high of near 84 F is more common this time of year.

Temperatures will be on the rise later in the week as a ridge of high pressure builds overhead and squashes the press of cooler marine air. Temperatures will approach the 90-degree mark in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday.


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