Light rain, winds expected this weekend in LA County

Light rain and windy conditions are expected in and around Los Angeles County this weekend, but the precipitation should ease by Monday, forecasters said.

Rain showers are expected intermittently from Saturday evening through Sunday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard in Oxnard.

“It doesn’t look like a lot of rain, actually,” he said, noting that he didn’t expect more than a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch of rain this weekend. “Fairly mild for LA County: a few clouds around, a few showers later tonight, early tomorrow morning.”

But this weekend’s rainfall is expected to be “a fairly weak system … a far cry from what we had in January,” he added. This is the only rain currently forecast for this week.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-60s to low-70s through the weekend, according to the weather service. In lower areas, wind gusts of 20 to 40 mph are forecast for Saturday evening and Sunday.

LA County has seen a good amount of precipitation this winter so far. Since Oct. 1, downtown LA has received 13.76 inches of rain, compared to 10.36 inches during the same period a year ago, Sirard said.

Up to an inch of snow could fall on mountains above 6,000 feet, and mountainous areas could see gusty winds “near advisory level” on Sunday.

Temperatures will likely rise over the coming week across the region, Sirard said.

“It looks like temperatures this week could be closer to normal or maybe a little warmer than normal,” he said. “Looks like 60s on Monday, lower than mid 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday, and mid 70s on Thursday and Friday.”

Los Angeles Times

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