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​Southern California's summer is ending with drizzle

Gloomy cloud blankets the Los Angeles skyline on Dec. 22, 2008.
Gloomy cloud blankets the Los Angeles skyline on Dec. 22, 2008.
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Southern California's summer is ending cloudy, cool and damp.

Showers and drizzle have fallen around the region Thursday, and the National Weather Service says some locations have received up to a quarter-inch of rain but most other areas range from a trace to a few hundredths of an inch.

It's the result of a cold, upper-level trough dropping south along the West Coast.

Clearing should follow, along with gusty winds, especially in the mountains and deserts.

The autumn equinox occurs at 1:02 p.m. Friday.

Next week should see a warm-up in Southern California as winds turn weakly offshore.