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Rain, cooler weather are expected to last through the weekend

January 24, 2013 |  7:36 am

Umbrella-wielding pedestrians make their way Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Break out the umbrellas, Los Angeles: Thursday morning's rain isn't clearing out any time soon.

The steady rain falling across much of the L.A. basin should become intermittent later in the day, but showers are expected to linger through Sunday, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Temperatures are expected to stay in the cool range, with highs forecast in the upper 60s.

Between a half-inch and an inch of rain had been measured across the area by 7 a.m. Thursday, Sukup said, with higher amounts in the foothills.

"It's probably a little bit more than we were expecting," he said.

The showers are likely to taper off Thursday night but intensify Friday, Sukup said.

"We're expecting another pretty good round for the entire day," he said.

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Photo: Umbrella-wielding pedestrians make their way Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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