Rainy week expected ahead


Santa Clarita received some sunny days, but rainy weather is in the forecast for the coming week, according to National Weather Service officials.

“We’re predicting a half inch to one inch of rain to fall between Tuesday morning and Wednesday night,” Curt Kaplan told The Signal on Sunday, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected to start falling Monday night or Tuesday morning, with chilly temperatures accompanying the wet weather.

“There will be more of a wet pattern this next week, and it will be cool,” said Kaplan.

Monday’s highs will be around 70 degrees, with Tuesday’s highs in the lower 60’s and Wednesday’s high around 60 degrees.

Southwest winds from 10 to 20 mph are expected on Monday and Tuesday as well.

“Especially since it hasn’t rained in a little while, the oil can build up on the road ways,” said Kaplan. “As the rain comes up and brings the oil up to the surface, it could be slippery.”

While Kaplan is not expecting any issues with weather affecting burn areas, he encourages residents to monitor the forecast anyways.

“There could be a chance of thunderstorms, especially on Wednesday,” said Kaplan.

The steadiest rainfall is expected throughout the day on Tuesday.

For a full weather forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, visit the National Weather Service’s website.

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