Scattered showers are expected over Southern California today as a low-pressure system of subtropical moisture moves inland from the Pacific.
Forecasters say the chance of rain is 60% today, with about one-fourth of an inch of precipitation anticipated.
Light rain could also continue into Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures of about 60 expected, according to Patricia Cooper, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times.
By Friday, fair skies are expected to return, with temperatures rising through the weekend.
"This is not a very strong storm like the last one" that caused more than $68 million of shoreline damage, Cooper said. "I don't think you'll see really heavy rain."
Lighter Winds Expected
On Jan. 18 and 19, when breakers up to 25 feet high crashed into piers and buildings from Santa Barbara to San Diego, gale-force winds were blowing in from the Pacific.