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Ugh, More Muggy Weather And Thunderstorms On The Way

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Despite a calm weekend, more hot and muggy weather and possible thunderstorms could be headed to Los Angeles before July is over.

The National Weather Service says high pressure expanding westward over the Southwest is likely to cause temperatures to soar and bring monsoon-like moisture from Wednesday until Friday. The combination of high heat and humidity could mean excessive heat—possibly into the triple digits—for some areas around Los Angeles.

Thunderstorms—like the ones we experienced earlier this month—are most likely to develop around the mountains, interior valleys and deserts, but we could also see some along the coast and coastal valleys. Those storms are also expected to increase the chance of lightning and flash floods in the area.

While July is typically considered a dry month, according to the National Weather Service, this month has seen unusual record-setting rainfall. (Though not enough to bring us out of our record-setting drought, of course.) Flash flooding earlier this month caused a 30-foot stretch of a bridge on the 10 Freeway near the California-Arizona border to collapse. And we started off the month with a gnarly lightning storm.

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Now might be a good time to plan a weekend getaway for the end of the month.