Minor Storm Predicted to Bring Light Rain Later in Week

TIMES STAFF WRITER

With very heavy moisture hovering over Orange County, residents can look forward to chilly temperatures, patchy fog and some light rain over the next week.

"It's certainly not sunny Southern California weather," said Clay Morgan, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

The heavy clouds and light drizzle probably will continue until Thursday, when a minor storm will bring some light rain, he said.

"We're not going to see a whole lot of sun, if any," Morgan said. "It looks like we're stuck in just an awful lot of moisture."

Less than one-10th of an inch of rain fell in Lake Forest on Monday, which was the most recorded in the county.

High temperatures will continue to be in the 60s with overnight lows in the mid- to upper 40s, Morgan said.

After dealing with the torrential rains that flooded Laguna Beach in January, Terry Brandt, director of municipal services for the city, said the prediction of only a light rain is good news.

"If we do see something on the horizon, we get busy and make sure we're ready for it," Brandt said.

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