Tropical Storm Brings Warm, Light Showers

A tropical low-pressure storm near Baja California pumped warm air over much of Los Angeles County on Tuesday, prompting light rain showers that should subside by this afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Although no measurable precipitation was recorded at the Los Angeles Civic Center, several other communities reported rain from the storm. Among them were Avalon, with .07 of an inch; Culver City, .01; Monrovia, .02; Montebello, .10, and Torrance, .01.

The weather service said that Monday's downtown overnight low of 62 degrees, caused by the storm's warm air, tied the record for the warmest minimum temperature on a Dec. 10. That record was set in 1934. Daytime temperatures should reach the low 70s by Thursday as the rain system moves eastward through the low deserts into Arizona, forecasters said. Tuesday's high at the Los Angeles Civic Center was 68. Relative humidity ranged from 37% to 53%.

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