You can put away the rain gear Friday and get outside without getting wet, but the weekend could be another story.
The latest round of heavy El Nino storms to roar through the Southland ended Thursday, but despite numerous roadway accidents, moderate mudslides and motorist rescues from flooded vehicles, the area held up relatively well.
Saturday’s rain — if it comes — should be nothing like the heavy rain the last few days. And then rain is no longer in forecast for the following few days. But even though we may not be drenched, temperatures will remain cold throughout the period.
The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Friday calls for sunny skies. Highs around 60. High surf advisory in effect until 9 p.m.
Friday night it will be partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.
The forecast for Saturday calls mostly cloudy skies. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
In Coastal Orange County the forecast for Friday calls partly cloudy skies. Highs around 59.
Friday night it will be partly cloudy, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 41 to 46.
Saturday it will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 59. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent.
The ultraviolet index level in the Los Angeles area for Friday is a low 3, according to the weather service. A reading of 3-4 is considered a low exposure level, reducing the danger range for those with fair complexions to 15-20 minutes if not protected.
Here are the latest temperatures and conditions around Southern California: