LOS ANGELES – The last gasp of a storm that produced record rainfall may come this morning [Sept. 16] in the form of scattered showers.
The storm — spawned by a low-pressure system laden with moisture from former Hurricane Linda — resulted in several records for a September 15.
The National Weather Service said record rainfall figures included .64 inches in Lancaster, breaking the 1984 record; .43 inches in Palmdale, breaking the 1975 record; and 2.39 inches in downtown L.A, breaking the 1968 record.
Tuesday was the region’s wettest day to date this year — the wettest was in February — and the second wettest September day in the region since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service. The wettest came Sept. 25, 1939, when 3.96 inches of rain was recorded.
“All of the measurable rain on the 15th fell in less than seven hours,” according to an NWS statement. “That was more rain than was received in nearly the previous seven months.”
NWS forecasters pegged the chance of showers in the L.A area this morning at 20 percent in some communities, 30 percent in others.
The NWS forecast mostly cloudy skies today and highs of 77 in Saugus, Palmdale, Lancaster and at LAX.
Temperatures generally will be a couple of degrees higher under partly cloudy skies Thursday and rise again on Friday, when sunny conditions will return. By Saturday, several communities will be back in the 90s.