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After morning showers, clear skies expected for Southern California

December 3, 2012 |  6:12 am

More photos: Pineapple Express rolls through the SouthlandThe days of steady rain that have soaked the Los Angeles area are expected to end midday Monday as showers give way to sunny skies. 

A few lingering showers are expected to hit the region Monday morning, but National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said the light precipitation would be the last L.A. sees this week. There is a slight chance of rain near Santa Barbara on Thursday, she said, but that's it.

"We're going to be clearing out and warming up over the next several days," she said.

PHOTOS: Pineapple Express rolls through the Southland

Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-60s Monday through the valleys and downtown Los Angeles, and warm to the upper 60s and low 70s Tuesday, Hoxsie said.

Although it was a soggy weekend, Hoxsie said no rain records were broken.

"It was consistent rain but not particularly heavy," she said. "Just the perfect rain."

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Photo: Commuters make their way along a wet 110 Freeway southbound toward downtown Los Angeles on Monday morning. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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