A cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska left L.A. County Friday morning.
Rain totals across the county generally ranged from a 10th of an inch to a half-inch, said Oxnard-based National Weather meteorologist Rich Thompson. He said he expected “lingering snow showers in some mountain areas.
At 3:25 a.m., the NWS reported that a winter weather advisory, which denotes challenging mountain travel conditions, would be extended, expiring at 8 a.m. in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Thompson said the storm arrived about a hour later than expected and produced a little less precipitation than anticipated.
Friday’s temperatures under cloudy skies should be a few degrees warmer than Thursday’s.
Partly cloudy skies were forecast in L.A. County Friday, along with highs of 46 degrees on Mount Wilson; 59 in Saugus; 53 in Palmdale; 54 in Lancaster; 59 in Saugus; 60 in Avalon; 62 in San Gabriel and Burbank; 63 in Long Beach, Pasadena and Woodland Hills; and 64 in Downtown L.A. Highs will be up to seven degrees higher Saturday and four degrees more on Sunday, with both days forecast to be mostly cloudy.
Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 45 on Santiago Peak; 52 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 56 in Fremont Canyon; 59 in Laguna Beach; 60 in Trabuco Canyon; 61 in San Clemente, Mission Viejo and Yorba Linda; 62 in Newport Beach; 63 in Fullerton and Anaheim; and 64 in Irvine. Tempeatures will climb up to eight degrees Saturday under sunny skies, then another 3-4 degrees under Partly cloudy skies on Sunday.