Three storms may hit A.V.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Sunday is expected to have mostly cloudy skies, with the chance of rain climbing back to 60 percent Sunday night and Monday. Partly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, but no rain. The third storm could bring high winds and heavy rain, forecasters said. The storms are expected to be too warm to bring any snow to the Antelope Valley, but snow from the third storm could fall in the San Gabriel Mountains. Forecasters said they will have a better idea of the snow level as the third storm gets closer. Antelope Valley residents can expect a wet end to 2005. Rain started falling Wednesday – though not enough to measure – and is expected to continue on and off through Monday, with the best chance of rain Saturday, Sunday night and Monday. National Weather Service forecasters said three storms lined up over the Pacific: the first arrived Wednesday in California, a wetter one is due Friday night and the third and strongest is due to arrive Sunday night through Monday night. In the Antelope Valley, forecasters predicted mostly sunny skies today but a chance of rain increasing to 40 percent Friday night, then to 70 percent Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sensex gains for third day, up 145 pts

first_imgSustaining its upward momentum for the third day, the BSE Sensex gained 145 points to close at over 18,350 on funds buying amid stable crude oil prices and firm stock markets globally.The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex, which climbed 367 points in the previous two sessions, advanced further by 144.58 points to end the day at 18,350.74.The broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also rose 42.15 points to close at 5,522.40. It touched the day’s high of 5,529, led by Infosys Technologies, BHEL, Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Motors and Hero Honda.Trading sentiment firmed, led by realty, auto and capital goods. Oil eased a bit to $105.50 in the US, as high crude inventories crossed out the threat of supplies from the conflict-torn Middle East, especially Libya.Investors shrugged off the rise in food inflation, which crept back to double-digit at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, from 9.42 per cent in the previous week.The rally was driven by realty sector index, with a surge of 2.83 per cent at 2,178.70 as Unitech shot up by 9.61 per cent to Rs 40.50 on JPMorgan upgrading the stock.The auto sector index was second best performer by rising 1.40 per cent to 8,717.68 as Tata Motors added 1.65 per cent to Rs 1,155.55, its highest closing since March 16.Mahindra and Mahindra, the sport-utility vehicle and tractor maker, advanced 2.88 per cent to Rs 664.35 after the company revealed plans to set up a plant in Andhra Pradesh.The capital goods sector index rose by 1.27 per cent to 12,735.02 after Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the top power equipment maker, reached a two- week high by rising 2.82 per cent to Rs 2,050.60.As the buying activity spilled over a wide-front, the midcap index rose by 0.78 per cent to 6,655.30 and smallcap index by 0.67 per cent to 7,920.84.-With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more