Showers Expected Across the Southland

Raindrops are seen on a vehicle's windsh

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Showers are expected today, Saturday and Sunday, and thunderstorms could appear, including in Orange County Saturday, forecasters said.

The chance of measurable precipitation is 50 percent today in Los Angeles and in Orange County but 70 percent in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS forecasters said the four days of occasionally wet weather, which began yesterday, could include brief heavy downpours and small hail and some roadway flooding, especially in thunderstorms. Between a tenth of an inch and a half-inch could fall along the coast and in the valleys and between a half-inch and two inches in the mountains.

Forecasters said the wet weather -- early-April-type weather more than May weather -- was the product of a low-pressure system out of Nevada. Monday is forecast to be sunny, with no precipitation in the forecast as of this morning.

The NWS forecast showers in LA County today and highs of 54 degrees on Mount Wilson; 65 in Palmdale, Lancaster and Saugus; 66 in Avalon; 68 in Burbank and at LAX; 69 in Long Beach, Pasadena, San Gabriel and Woodland Hills; and 70 in Downtown L.A.

Showers and slightly higher temperatures are forecast Saturday and Sunday.

Showers were also forecast in Orange County today, along with highs of 46 on Santiago Peak; 57 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 62 at Fremont Canyon; 63 at Trabuco Canyon and Laguna Beach; 64 in San Clemente; 65 in Yorba Linda; 66 in Mission Viejo; 68 in Anaheim and Irvine; and 69 in Fullerton.

Thunderstorms are forecast in Orange County Saturday amid higher temperatures than today and partly cloudy skies Sunday amid still higher temperatures, with the highest expected to be 75 in Fullerton and Anaheim.

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