Showers Forecast in Southland starting Monday


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles and Orange counties will be treated to more mild temperatures and temperate spring-like weather today and Saturday before a storm system out of Canada triggers two days of showers, forecasters said.

As of early this morning, the models are “all over the place,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Hall from his base in Oxnard in Ventura County, so for now it cannot determined how wet the approaching system will turn out to be.

The answer to that question will hinge on the storm's trajectory. If it lurches over the ocean and sucks up a lot of moisture, the region will be treated to a very wet event, Hall said. But for now, an overland route seems likelier for the approaching system, meaning only light rain and, absent thunderstorms, no danger of mud slides and debris flows, even over slopes previously denuded by wildfires.

The more salient aspect of the storm is likely to be gusty winds starting Saturday night, Hall said. Those winds will shift directions and turn into Santa Anas Monday, when a second day of showers is expected, after which a mix of sunny and partly cloudy skies will develop amid highs in the low to mid 60s, according to an NWS forecast.

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