Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Another cold storm is moving through Southern California starting late Saturday, bringing a large northwest swell with surf of 10 of 13 feet, brisk temperatures and even some rain.

Don’t expect any warmer weather soon, as we’ll be hit by wintry conditions through most of the coming week. It’ll even be rainy and cold on Christmas Day, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service said the highest surf, with some waves up to 16 feet, is expected on west and northwest-facing beaches from Saturday evening through Sunday night.

The forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach on Saturday calls for highs in the lower to mid 60s with rain starting in the afternoon. There will be a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday night. Lows will be in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

High surf isn’t expected for coastal Orange County, which will be slightly warmer than Los Angeles with a 50 percent chance of rain of Saturday.

Authorities warned of dangerous rip currents, minor beach erosion, and sneaker waves that can inundate beaches and overtop jetties and rock walls. Inexperienced swimmers and surfers should stay out of the water, avoid rock walls and jetties, and never turn their back on the ocean.

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