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July's record-breaking rainfall may not be over yet

July's record-breaking rainfall may not be over yet

July — already one of the wettest in California's history — is expected to go out with one more drenching. Forecasters say a monsoonal flow could hit Southern California on Wednesday, bringing more rain, thunder, lightning and muggy conditions into the weekend. The weather, which officials believe is tied to the El Niño system building in the Pacific, has been marked by contradictions. The rain has helped contain some brush fires and brought a small respite from four years of drought. At the same time, the storms caused scattered road damage and prompted lifeguards to clear out beaches during the peak summer season as a safety precaution. Last year...

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