Environment & Science

Rain hits Southern California; thunderstorm warnings closing some beaches

File Photo: People walk along the sand wall Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Seal Beach, Calif. High winds and heavy rains.
File Photo: People walk along the sand wall Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Seal Beach, Calif. High winds and heavy rains.
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Rain has fallen in parts of Southern California, including parts of the Los Angeles basin, bringing thunderstorm warnings to some SoCal beaches.

"As long as these storms are around, the potential [for rain] will be there, and we do expect the thunderstorms to pretty much wane down once the sun goes down," National Weather Service forecaster Ryan Kittell told KPCC.

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But the wet weather won't stick around for long. Kittell said that Tuesday's rain forecast would likely be the last for this week.

Wednesday "looks mostly sunny in most areas," he said. Temperatures will probably still be a bit cooler though — in the lower 70s in some areas, he added.

Friday and Saturday should bring warmer temperatures, pushing closer to 80 degrees in some areas, Kittell said. 

Temperatures won't be so warm in the Antelope Valley. A freeze watch is out for Thursday morning and possibly Friday morning. "We do expect subfreezing temperatures for that area," Kittell said. "That's really the highlight, the first subfreezing temperatures we've seen this season."