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You Call That Rain? Weak Storm Moves In

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  It’s the kind of rain that might not even get Rihanna to use her umbrella, ella, ella.

Light showers are expected throughout Wednesday evening with perhaps as much as one-tenth of an inch of rain expected throughout the Los Angeles basin, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s part of a weak front, not as cold as the last one,” said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist with the National Weather Service.

“We’ve had rain all day in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura and it’s skirted a little bit as it has come into the Los Angeles basin,” Bartling said.

As of 7 p.m., .04 of an inch of rain fell in the UCLA and Getty Museum areas, and similar amounts in Saugus and the San Fernando Valley, Bartling said.

The storm originated in the Pacific off the northwestern corner of the nation, Bartling said.

Thursday should be rain free in downtown Los Angeles, with temperatures at about 64 degrees.

“Then there will be a warm up Friday and Saturday, with temperatures climbing to 72 degrees on the weekend,” Bartling said. “Then the temperatures will drop, with a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday. That will be another weak system, like this one.”

Since July 15, 15.78 inches of rain have fallen, about five inches more than normal, Bartling said.

“There are no watches, no warnings, just light showery activity, and not necessarily over the whole area,” Bartling said.

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