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Rain may linger through Sunday

New storm expected to bring more showers

Posted: February 9, 2009 12:45 a.m.
Updated: February 9, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

Patches of blue sky broke through the web of gray clouds Sunday, but another storm is expected to bring more rain and chilly temperatures to the Santa Clarita Valley this week.

National Weather Service forecasters expect a storm from the north to bring showers to the Santa Clarita Valley throughout today. A chance of rain could linger through Sunday, said Bill Hoffer, a weather service spokesman.

Temperatures today will likely reach a high of 50 degrees - about 15 degrees below normal, Hoffer said.

The most recent storm dumped about two inches of rain on the SCV, he said Sunday. The center of the storm hovered over the Los Angeles area for several days, hitting the region multiple times before moving on, Hoffer said. This is a common occurrence in Southern California, he said.

"The vortex was centered over us the last three days," he said. "The spinning around was bringing the clouds of rain around to us so we just kept getting it and getting it and getting it. We call it a wraparound."

Hoffer said the next storm "doesn't seem to be as awesome as the one that just vacated the area."

This storm will likely bring a 70 percent chance of rain today with southwest winds between 7 and 14 mph.

Forecasters expect Tuesday to be sunny, with a high near 55. A 20 percent chance of rain is expected for Wednesday and a slight chance of rain is forecasted for much of the rest of the week.

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