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Monsoonal moisture brings scattered showers to Southland

July 12, 2012 |  9:56 pm

The Southland received a mild dose of Southern-style weather Thursday as humid, cloudy skies dropped scattered showers.

The light rain moving though the Los Angeles Basin is the result of monsoonal moisture coming from the Southeast, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

The rainfall, however, was minimal: no more than one-tenth of an inch anywhere.

Rain in July isn’t that unusual, Sukup said: “Once we get into mid- to late July, its not that uncommon for some monsoonal moisture to make its way into the area. Doesn’t happen every year, but its not totally out of the ordinary.”

Showers can be expected through Friday afternoon, and there are flash flood warnings for the mountain areas and the Antelope Valley, Sukup said.

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