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After a surprise weekend rainstorm, L.A. should expect a clear Monday

After a surprise weekend rainstorm, L.A. should expect a clear Monday
A mural featuring a headless Blake Griffin towers over the rain-slickened intersection of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Angelenos should expect a clear Monday after a surprising rainstorm that lasted all weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm began Saturday morning and continued into Sunday afternoon in the Los Angeles area, showering parts of the region with as much as 2 inches of rain. Rainfall picked up Sunday in some areas before quieting down in the late afternoon.

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The more than 24 hours of rain came from a storm system that had slowed down and become almost stationary, said David Sweet, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "As a result, it drew up a lot of subtropical moisture and just sat there, and it just continued to rain and rain.

"And the good thing is, because the storm was well-behaved, there were no flooding problems, no mudslides.... We ended up getting 2 inches of much-needed rain with no incidents."

Areas of Ventura, Santa Barbara and L.A. counties had already received 0.75 to more than 2 inches of rain by early Sunday. About 1.08 inches was recorded at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning; Santa Monica received 1.11 inches, downtown Los Angeles 0.96 inch and Pasadena about 0.98 inch. Oxnard reported more than 2.24 inches.

Temperatures in Los Angeles reached about 60 degrees Sunday, with lows in the upper 40s. Monday is forecast to be slightly warmer, with highs in the mid- to upper 60s.

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