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The Latest: Hikers who spent wet night in canyon are rescued

October 17, 2016 - 11:34 AM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on wet weather in Southern California (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Two hikers who spent a wet night on a cliff about a thousand feet above Los Angeles County's Eaton Canyon have been rescued and are unhurt.

Sheriff's Sgt. John Gilbert says a helicopter crew plucked the man and woman from the cliff late Monday morning, after grey skies cleared up.

Rescue efforts were paused because of weather and darkness Sunday night.

Gilbert says both hikers were cold and had a few scrapes but no serious injuries.

California's Central Coast received nearly an inch of rain and valley areas around Los Angeles got more than a quarter-inch thanks to a weak cold front that also brought gusty winds.

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10:30 a.m.

California's Central Coast received nearly an inch of rain and valley areas around Los Angeles got more than a quarter-inch thanks to a weak cold front that also brought gusty winds.

The National Weather Service says the system dumped anywhere from a half-inch to just under an inch of rain across San Luis Obispo County late Sunday and early Monday.

Downtown Los Angeles got just over a quarter inch while Pasadena received more than a third of an inch.

Motorists dealt with slick roads during a traffic-clogged morning commute. At the beaches, swimmers and surfers were warned about rip currents and waves topping 6 feet.

The wet conditions will be replaced Tuesday with fire weather — as temperatures spike, humidity drops and dry winds whip up.

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5:30 a.m.

Motorists are warned of slick roads as a weak cold front brings rain to parts of Southern California.

The National Weather Service says light to moderate rainfall is expected Monday morning, followed by patchy clouds.

Mountain and valley areas could see wind gusts hitting 35 mph.

At the beaches, swimmers and surfers are cautioned about rip currents and waves topping six feet.

Temperatures in greater Los Angeles will remain in the low to mid 70s.

Total rainfall isn't expected to be much more than a 10th of an inch, but officials warn that even light drizzle can make roads dangerously slick.

The wet conditions will be replaced Tuesday with fire weather — as temperatures spike, humidity drops and dry winds whip up. A fire weather watch will be in effect through Thursday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
The Associated Press

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