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Record rainfall clearing to foggy nights, mild days

May 19, 2011 |  8:33 am

Scattered showers over the last two days set some records, weather officials said Thursday.

Los Angeles International Airport received nearly two-tenths of an inch of rain Wednesday, enough to set a record for total rainfall for that date.

Total rainfall records were also set at other local collecting stations. At LAX, total rainfall has been 6.85 inches since January and 17.8 inches since last July.

Along the coast, a southerly swell will lead to high surf, especially along south-facing beaches, with occasionally dangerous riptide conditions. The swell will gradually diminish through the weekend.

Southern Californians can expect foggy nights and mild, gradually sunny days with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s, according to the National Weather Service.


10-foot waves forecast for Southern California coast; local flooding possible 

-- Howard Blume