Wet Weather Is About to Turn Into Dry Weather

Temperatures will rise by up to four degrees Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 Light rain doused the Southland Monday, creating perilous road conditions for the sixth consecutive day, but a spell of dry weather is about to start.

The rain largely tapered off by mid-morning, but not before creating some slippery roads for morning commuters.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said there is a slight chance of some measurable precipitation north of Los Angeles on Thursday, she said, but no real rain is in the region's immediate future.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a beach advisory that will remain in effect until noon Thursday, with swimmers and surfers being advised to avoid the ocean near creeks, storm drains and rivers due to the possibility of water contamination from rain runoff.

The last several days of wet weather resulted from a Pacific storm that produced four distinct bands of precipitation, the last of which was moving east today, Hoxsie said.

Since Wednesday, downtown L.A. has had just under an inch of rain, LAX 1.18 inch, Mount Wilson 0.66 of an inch and Opids Camp, another Los Angeles County mountain locale, 2.87 inches, she said.

Temperatures will remain mild Monday, as they have been throughout the rainy period. Highs will be 54 on Mount Wilson; 64 in Avalon and Lancaster; 65 in Newport Beach, Saugus, Palmdale and at LAX; 66 in Long Beach, Anaheim, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Burbank and downtown L.A.; and 68 in Woodland Hills.

Temperatures will rise by up to four degrees Tuesday before generally retreating back a bit on Friday. Over the week, conditions will be partly cloudy in some communities, sunny in others.

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