RAIN POSSIBLE TODAY; TROPICAL STORM IS APPROACHING.
Byline: Lisa Van Proyen Daily News Staff Writer
Get the umbrellas handy - just in case.
After braving record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures in recent weeks, Southlanders are in for a chance of warm showers and thunderstorms thunderstorms
a storm characterized by thunder and lightning caused by strong rising air currents; identified as agents of animal disease because of their involvement causing (1) spasmodic colic; (2) lightning strike; (3) injuries of cattle acquired in stampedes initiated by storms. beginning today. It's all because of a tropical storm tropical storm
A cyclonic storm having winds ranging from approximately 48 to 121 kilometers (30 to 75 miles) per hour.
tropical storm named Frank that is expected to be about 500 miles south of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. by this morning, weather experts said.
The forecast calls for about a 20 percent chance of showers in the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. and parts of Ventura County today, increasing to a 30 percent chance Monday, said Bill Hoffer
The Antelope Valley's chances are stronger at 50 percent today and 60 percent Monday, he said.
But Hoffer said the forecast was continually changing as the weather service received reports Saturday night.
``Moisture is difficult to predict exactly where it's going to land,'' he said. ``We have to wait for Ol' Frank to truck up the coast to see what will happen.''
But even if Southlanders don't see rain, there will be plenty of humidity to swelter swel·ter
v. swel·tered, swel·ter·ing, swel·ters
To suffer from oppressive heat.
1. To affect with oppressive heat.
2. in. The humidity is expected to be at 70 percent to 85 percent thanks to tropical storm Frank on the West Coast of Baja California, Hoffer said.
``It'll be hot, muggy mug·gy
adj. mug·gi·er, mug·gi·est
Warm and extremely humid.
[Probably from Middle English mugen, to drizzle; akin to Old Norse mugga, a drizzle. , a horrible thing.''
Laura Hannon, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, based in State College, Pa., echoed Hoffer.
``It's probably going to be uncomfortably humid in Southern California,'' she said. ``This amount of tropical moisture is unusual.''
Most areas of the Valley will reach the low- to mid-90s today. Combined with the high humidity levels, it will appear hotter, Hoffer said.
``It goes up exponentially,'' he said.
For Southern California desert and mountain areas, rainfall is more likely, with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the High Desert and Wrightwood, weather experts said.
``The brunt of the moisture will pass to the east of us,'' Hoffer said.
Meanwhile on Saturday, Simi Valley, which reached 100 degrees, tied its record high set in 1969 and 1970, the meteorologist said.
Woodland Hills, Northridge and Burbank reached 101 degrees Saturday, Hoffer said. Chatsworth peaked at 103.