Some rain is expected in the Southland Tuesday, but chances are slight, and any rainfall in Los Angeles County will be minimal, National Weather Service forecasters said.
The expected precipitation will result from a weak storm system out of the northwest that will mostly affect San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, with between four and nine tenths of an inch of rain expected in those areas. The NWS also reported on its website that only between five tenths and a quarter of an inch are expected in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Some low-lying flooding is possible, along with hydroplaning on freeways, but most of that is expected in San Luis Obispo County, according to the NWS.
L.A. County’s best chances of getting wet should end by noon, said NWS Rich Thompson.
The NWS forecast mostly cloudy skies in L.A. County Tuesday and highs of 63 degrees Fahrenheit on Mount Wilson; 66 in Avalon; 67 at LAX; 69 in San Gabriel; 70 in Palmdale, Lancaster, Long Beach, Burbank and Saugus; 71 in Pasadena and downtown L.A.; and 74 in Woodland Hills.
After Tuesday, at least six days of sunny weather are in L.A. County’s forecast. Wednesday’s temperatures will be between 1 and 7 degrees higher than Tuesday and begin reaching the 80s on Thursday. By Saturday, the high in Woodland Hills will be 93 degrees.
Mostly cloudy and partly cloudy skies were also forecast in Orange County Tuesday, along with highs of 65 in Laguna Beach; 66 in San Clemente; 67 in Newport Beach; 73 in Mission Viejo; 74 in Anaheim and Irvine; and 75 in Fullerton and Yorba Linda, where a high of 90 is forecast on Saturday. Orange County will be sunny for at least six days starting Wednesday.
—City News Service
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