New Storm Heads for Southland


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Rain is likely in the Southland from tonight through Sunday, forecasters say.

Between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain are expected as a result of this latest storm, according to the National Weather Service, although the volume will climb to between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch in foothill and mountain areas.

The snow level will remain above 7,000 feet. Also expected are south- to-southeast winds gusting at between 20 and 50 miles per hour.

The NWS forecast mostly cloudy condition in L.A. County until tonight's rains, along with highs of 50 degrees on Mount Wilson; 59 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 63 in Avalon; 65 in Long Beach and San Gabriel; 66 in Burbank, Woodland Hills and LAX; 67 in Pasadena; and 68 in Downtown L.A. Temperatures will remain about the same until Thursday, when they'll increase. In the Meantime, rain is expected Saturday and showers on Sunday.

Partly cloudy skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 52 on Santiago Peak; 61 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 64 at Fremont Canyon; 65 in Laguna Beach; 66 in Newport Beach and San Clemente; 67 in Yorba Linda; 68 in Fullerton and Mission Viejo; 69 in Anaheim; and 70 in Irvine. Temperatures will remain about the same through Thursday, including Saturday and Sunday, when rain is expected.

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