Long Beach has so far received 3.68 inches of rain since Oct. 1, which is 197% of normal for this time of year.
As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, Long Beach had received 2.17 inches of rain, breaking the previous record of 1.93 inches set in 1970.
As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Long Beach Airport had received .17 inches of rain.
The National Weather Service warns of significant holiday travel delays and road closures, major snow impacts, roadway flooding at lower elevations, significant flight delays, possible flash floods and debris flows over recent burn areas, and hazardous road conditions.
Forecasters are anticipating a cold winter storm to blow into the region on Tuesday night and stick around until Friday, leaving Southern Californians with a cold and wet Thanksgiving week.
The Southland definitely needs the wet weather: Since the beginning of the rain year on Oct. 1, Long Beach has received zero precipitation.
Long Beach is coming off an excellent rain year, with totals for 2018-2019 at 17.43 inches, or 144% of normal. The new rain year begins Oct. 1.
Long Beach is expected to hit 93 degrees today, but it’ll still be cooler than many other areas of Southern California, some of which will be under a heat advisory, warning of the high temperatures.
Temperatures once again will hit the 90s in Long Beach and high humidity will make the muggy weather feel even hotter than it will be.
Long Beach is only expected to hit 87 degrees today. Areas further inland are expected to break the 100-degree mark.