Long Beach got a hefty dose of rain—and more is on the way

Long Beach received close to 2 inches of rain over the last 24 hours, more than doubling the city’s total rainfall since Oct. 1.

Palm fronds were scattered across roadways after heavy winds overnight and early Friday, with water pooled in common flooding areas of the Peninsula and Belmont Shore.

The Belmont Shore and Alamitos Beach areas also experienced power outages early Friday, though the cause was unclear and Southern California Edison was working to resolve the outage.

As of 8 a.m. Friday, Long Beach had received 1.72 inches of rain over the last 24 hours. Prior to Thursday, the city had received a total of 1.38 inches, well below normal for this year of year.

And the city will likely see more wet weather over the next few days to come: Rain is expected sporadically throughout Friday, followed by a 70% chance of rain on Saturday—mostly after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

There’s a 20% chance of rain early Sunday, with partly skies forecasted later in the day. Then, on Monday, the NWS says there’s a 70% chance of rain.

Temperatures are expected to be cool throughout the weekend, with a high of 59 degrees on Saturday, 58 degrees on Sunday and 56 degrees on Monday.

Forecasters are urging caution on the roads, especially freeways that can quickly flood with heavy downpours.

Long Beach also issued a standard rain advisory, warning people to stay out of local beaches and bays for at least three days due to runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers.

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