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Remnants of Hurricane Fabio could bring showers to the Southland

July 18, 2012 |  7:29 am

Southern California could see some showers Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Fabio move north from Mexico.

The storm, now a tropical depression, is expected to bring scattered rain and thunderstorms to an area stretching from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles County, said meteorologist Carol Smith of the National Weather Service.

The odds for showers will increase throughout the day, ranging from 20% to 30%, but the weather pattern is expected to bring "just a few hundredths of an inch" at most, Smith said.

The heaviest rain is expected to hit over the eastern edge of the San Gabriel Mountains.

"It's not unheard of to have the hurricanes down in the Pacific ... pull the moisture up from the south," Smith said. "It's something that happens."

Initial models indicated the showers could stick around throughout the end of the week, but Smith said the storm was moving faster than anticipated and could clear out as early as Thursday afternoon.

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