Light To Moderate Rain Expected This Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - This week's generally mild temperatures will be replaced with anticipated scattered showers across the Southland this weekend

Forecasters say the rain will be light to moderate in inland areas this afternoon through Sunday morning, with total rainfall expected to range from one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch, National Weather Service meteorologist John Dumas said.

More rain is expected to fall in the foothills and mountains, with 2 to 3 inches in the foothills and 1 to 2 inches in the mountains, Dumas said.

The meteorologist said there may be gusty southeast to south winds at times.

Overall, the weekend system, caused by an atmospheric river, will be weak, forecasters said.

Los Angeles County high temperatures were forecast today to be 61 on Mount Wilson; 63 in Avalon and at LAX; 67 in Long Beach and Downtown L.A.; 71 in Saugus, Burbank, Palmdale and Lancaster; 71 in Pasadena and San Gabriel; and 72 in Woodland Hills.

Partly cloudy skies are forecast in Orange County with highs of 57 in San Clemente; 58 in Newport Beach; 59n Laguna Beach; 64 in Mission Viejo; 66in Anaheim; and 67 in Irvine, Fullerton and Yorba Linda.

High pressure will build Monday and Tuesday, producing mild, dry weather and temperatures at or slightly above average, forecasters said. Wednesday through next Saturday, more rain is expected, along with mountain snow and colder temperatures.

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