While the sun is starting to peek through the clouds after a storm hit early Saturday morning, Long Beach residents shouldn’t put their raincoats away just yet: more rain is expected nearly every day next week.
Saturday’s storm showered the city with about 0.7 inches of rain starting around 2 a.m. and ending shortly before 11 a.m.
It’s expected to stay mostly cloudy all day with a chance of showers around 2 p.m. and then stay cloudy until Monday when the rain will return.
According to a statement from the city on Friday, officials expected the storm to “generate a large westerly swell over the Pacific Ocean resulting in high surf conditions for beaches in Long Beach through Sunday.”
Not that you’ll want to go near the ocean—after a heavy rainstorm in November dumped a little over half an inch of rain on the city, officials released a warning not to go into ocean water, citing high levels of bacteria from storm drains, rivers and polluted runoff entering into the ocean.
Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier
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