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Clouds, humidity and possible thunderstorms are on tap for the weekend in Southern California, thanks to Tropical Storm Dolores churning off the coast of Baja California.

According to National Weather Service forecasters, tropical moisture from the storm will bring warm and muggy conditions to the area.

Forecasters said the tropical air “will lead to the possibility of thunderstorms as well as significant increases in moisture and cloud cover today  through Monday.”

There is a roughly 30 percent chance of rain Saturday, with the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. The chance of a on Sunday is about 20 percent, according to the NWS.

But it will be mostly cloudy most of the weekend, albeit warm and humid, with temperatures in the 70s at the beaches and in the 80s inland, reaching into the 90s in the valleys.

Forecasters also warned that with the chance of thunderstorms comes the danger of lightning strikes, which can spark brush fires.

Dolores is moving toward the northwest and is expected to be reduced to a tropical depression by Sunday night, forecasters said.

Strong surf is also expected at the beach, prompting warnings from forecasters and the U.S. Coast Guard for people to be cautious if venturing into the water.

— City News Service

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