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Cold showers expected throughout Southern California

May 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Scattered showers, cloudy skies and chilly temperatures have many people scratching their heads at this not-so-sunny California weather.

Overnight showers left Monrovia pretty wet, and steady rain fell in El Monte. Scattered showers were expected throughout Southern California for most of Tuesday, with heavier rain in the evening.

Even when the rain stopped, people had to deal with the unseasonably cool temperatures. Monday had record low temperatures and Tuesday highs were in the lower to mid 60s along the coast, San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Valleys.

"It's raining and last week it was like 100 degrees," said Monrovia resident Mary Kennedy. "I was laying by the pool. Now it's freezing."

The late season storm is not just bringing rain but also snow to the mountain areas, which could break a record for snow this late in the season. Snow is expected at elevations 7,000-feet and above. The Angeles National Forest got a good dusting in the higher elevations.

The storm is expected to bring between two and three inches of snowfall Tuesday, with temperatures dipping into the 20s come nightfall.

Wind was also a problem in many areas. In Hesperia, there were gusts up to 25 miles per hour.

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