A couple of low pressure systems headed for the Southland Thursday, bringing the likelihood of some rain Friday and Saturday, National Weather Service forecasters said.
As of Thursday morning, no more than between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain were expected as a result of the two systems, they said.
The first storm originated in the Gulf of Alaska, worked its way down the coast, then turned around and is approaching from the southwest, said NWS meteorologist Andrew Rorke. The second also originated out of the gulf, then glanced off western Canada, he said, adding it could spread between 2 and 4 inches of snow over Interstate 15 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Snow showers are also possible this weekend over the Interstate 5 Corridor near The Grapevine, according to the NWS.
Thursday’s temperatures are expected to be above normal, ranging from the low to high 70s in L.A. and Orange counties before dipping by several degrees Friday.
The NWS said Los Angeles County would be partly cloudy Thursday and reach highs of 63 degrees Fahrenheit in Palmdale and Lancaster; 69 on Mount Wilson; 72 in Avalon; 76 in Woodland Hills and Saugus; 77 in Long Beach, Burbank and at LAX; 78 in downtown L.A. and Pasadena; and 80 in San Gabriel.
Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County Thursday, along with highs of 70 in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach; 71 in San Clemente; 77 in Irvine and Mission Viejo; 79 in Anaheim and Yorba Linda; and 80 in Fullerton.
Showers are forecast Friday and Saturday in L.A. and Orange counties, along with highs in the low 60s and high 50s.
—City News Service
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