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More showers, thunderstorms due across Southern California

July 13, 2012 |  8:10 am

­­­­­Moisture moving into Southern California will bring a high chance of showers and thunderstorms across the region on Friday, the National Weather Service says.

A flash flood warning has been issued for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the Antelope Valley. Chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to be widespread throughout Southern California.

“Usually [the monsoonal flow] starts a little later in July and into August,” said Stuart Seto, a spokesman for the National Weather Service. “Typically during the summertime, the deserts get these thunderstorms, because it’s really warm and all they need is the moisture, [which] creates the showers and thunderstorms.”

The farther south you go, the higher the chances are for rain, Seto said.

Humid weather and high temperatures continue Friday, ranging from the upper 60s and mid-70s at the beaches to the mid-80s to lower 90s inland but will cool down over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly clear and sunny.

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