Southland drizzles expected to dry up

first_img “It’s a tough way to meet people.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The light drizzle that fell on much of Southern California on Wednesday will likely peter out today, weather forecasters said. Los Angeles, which got less than a quarter inch of rain Wednesday, has a 30 percent chance of precipitation today. “We’ll see scattered showers, possibly through today,” said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “You don’t even need an umbrella.” The Weather Service reported light rain throughout the San Fernando Valley region, including 0.15 of an inch in Burbank, 0.23 in Van Nuys, 0.31 in Northridge and 0.32 in Woodland Hills. Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley got 0.18 and 0.34 of an inch, respectively, while Newhall received a trace. Downtown Los Angeles, which has received 1.65 since July 1, got 0.14. Weather forecasters said a low-pressure system combined with subtropical moisture had brought drizzly weather to the Southland, but that the storm was tempered by dry air at high altitudes. While the storm tied up morning commutes, law enforcement agencies reported no mishaps. There were no weather-related power outages, according to local utilities. Police said drivers should be aware of a new law that requires drivers to turn on their headlights during wet weather. “There’s plenty of fender benders, but nothing terrible,” said Lt. Steven Allen of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. “We want to see (drivers) slow down, stop running into each other. last_img

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