“Periods of rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds with mostly cloudy skies will prevail through midweek,” the NWS said in a statement.
Long Beach is expected to see highs in the upper 80s this week, and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.
Though no evacuations were ordered, “residents in vulnerable areas, especially those that are prone to flooding, should remain vigilant and be prepared in the event of evacuation,” the city said.
With 20% of classes lacking central cooling systems, some parents have considered keeping their kids home or staging a walkout amid this week’s heat wave.
There is a 40% chance of rain late Friday and a 50% chance of rain on Saturday in Long Beach, the NWS said.
California is facing its highest chance of blackouts this year as a brutal heat wave continues to blanket the state with triple-digit temperatures.
Be ready to conserve energy. The state’s power grid operator plans to issue Flex Alerts over the weekend and warned there could be shortages if the heat wave worsens.
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.