Weekend Storm Brings Rain to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Light rain fell in the Southland today as high surf slammed the coast and strong winds buffeted parts of the region.

Only between a tenth of an inch and a half-inch of rain is expected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to a National Weather Service statement, though much more rain is forecast to the north, along California's central coast. The rain will stop later today and return to L.A. and Orange counties Monday, “but nothing too impactful,'' the statement said.

Also expected are winds of 15-25 miles per hour in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley, it said. In the San Gabriel mountains, the snow level is forecast to remain above 7,000 feet, with little, if any, accumulation expected above 7,500 feet, the statement said.

Along the coast, a high surf advisory is in effect in L.A. and Orange counties until 6 p.m. Saturday, with surf of 5 to 8 feet expected, along with strong rip currents that will create hazardous conditions for swimmers and surfers.

Temperatures will be several degrees below normal today, according to the NWS, which forecast rain today and highs in L.A County of 57 degrees Fahrenheit in Palmdale, Lancaster and on Mount Wilson; 61 in Saugus and San Gabriel; 62 in Burbank and at LAX; 63 in Pasadena; and 64 in Downtown L.A, Avalon, Long Beach and Woodland Hills.

Rain was also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 63 in Laguna Beach; 64 in Newport Beach and San Clemente; 65 in Anaheim and Mission Viejo; and 66 in Yorba Linda, Fullerton and Irvine.

The rain is forecast to return to L.A. and Orange Counties on Monday following a dry weekend. 

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