STUDIO CITY (CBS) — The cut-off low that had been threatening Southern California all day Wednesday finally moved onshore last night.
It’s now exiting the area, but it was one of the more interesting storms we’ve had in Southern California. It was nearly stationary all day, and at 4 p.m., it finally made its move.
There was a ton of lightning off-shore that eventually died off. However, ahead of the system, we experienced a surface off-shore flow that spiked our temperatures in the afternoon.
Instead of the forecasted 60s, we popped up into the 80s yesterday. When that off-shore flow relaxed and things returned to normal, there was a 15-degree drop in temperature in just a few minutes. This was more similar to a Midwest storm.
Rainfall totals from this system were in the ballpark of .25″ to .5’’.
There are leftover showers this morning, but they should taper off by the afternoon.
Temperatures will definitely be into the 60s today, and we should see the skies clear out through the afternoon. Things will warm up slightly for Friday and Saturday. We should get back up into the 70s.
Right now, the extended forecast looks dry.
Beaches -low to mid 60s
Basin – mid to upper 60s
Valleys – upper 60s
Deserts – mid 60s
Mountains – upper 40s