Thunder could be heard across the city this morning, and more was expected throughout the day.
When the Monday storm was all over, the figures would reflect the ferocity of the drought-busting storm, with .01 inches of rain measured at Long Beach, a record amount for the day
The National Weather Service forecast calls for highs of 89 degrees on Wednesday, 92 degrees on Thursday and 91 degrees on Friday.
Clouds will develop slowly over the weekend, but a system will arrive by late Sunday that looks to be “our most significant storm of the month,” forecasters said.
In Long Beach, showers are likely today with the chance of a thunderstorm before 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
There were other record-breaking temperatures across the Southland this week as much of California shivered through a cold front that brought snow and light rain to some areas.
Caltrans and California Highway Patrol crews were working to clear the roads and begin escorts, but the CHP reported that as many as 3,000 vehicles may be stuck on the freeway.
The winter storm could bring 2 to 4 inches of rain to Los Angeles County coastal and valley areas.
The rain is expected to begin early Wednesday morning, with a 90% chance of rain during the day and evening, and a 70% chance of rain on Thursday.
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.