Long Beach could get more summer rain, possibly thunderstorms

The National Weather Service warned today of possible thunderstorms and gusty winds in parts of Los Angeles County starting after midnight tonight through tomorrow evening.

On its Twitter page, the weather service warned of an elevated fire danger “through the coming week due to hot conditions with low humidity.”

Long Beach Airport has a 20% chance of rain after 11 p.m. Tuesday, and a 40% chance of rain and possible thunderstorms early Wednesday, according to NWS. Temperatures will remain warm, with a high of about 82 degrees predicted.

Temperatures will range from the upper 50s to mid-60s overnight, with winds topping out around 35 mph in some areas.

With monsoonal moisture flowing into Southern California from Santa Barbara County, the storms will be most prevalent over the mountains and deserts on Wednesday, according to the NWS.

The thunderstorms could produce strong gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile, a drier southwest flow will develop on Thursday, with a slight chance of more thunderstorms in the afternoon, mainly over the mountains, followed by drier and warming conditions Friday and Saturday.

This would be the second warm weather rain event to hit Long Beach, with wet weather last breaking a nearly 30-year record set in 1991.

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