There could be a little rain in the Southland, the forecasters said Friday as they watched powerful Hurricane Ramon churning the Pacific 500 miles southwest of Baja California, but they did not all agree on when it might show up.
In the meantime, Ramon was about to add to the surf already being stirred up along Southland beaches by a storm off faraway New Zealand. Coastal property owners were warned to stay alert over the weekend.
That storm off New Zealand has been pushing a swell of about two feet toward Southern California beaches and is expected to keep doing so for a few more days, the weather service said. With the arrival of three-foot swells from Hurricane Ramon south of Cabo San Lucas, breakers averaging about five feet can be expected today on south-facing beaches.