Cars on a rain-slicked freeway. Courtesy National Weather Service
Cars on a rain-slicked freeway. Courtesy National Weather Service

Two weak cold fronts moving across the area on Sunday and Monday could bring the first rain of the season to many areas of Southern California.

But an October heat wave will hit the Los Angeles area just a couple days later, as temperatures will soar to the 90-degree mark at the beaches and downtown Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service office in Oxnard said periods of light rain are possible Sunday night through early Monday morning.

Though rainfall amounts will be mostly light, roadways could be slick for the Monday morning rush hour.

Gusty west to southwest winds are also expected across the mountains and the Antelope Valley Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

The forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach calls for partly cloudy conditions Sunday with highs in the uppers 60s to mid 70s. Lows overnight will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s with a 40 percent chance of rain.

Coastal Orange County will be partly cloudy with highs 68 to 73 and a 20 percent chance of rain late on Sunday.

Skies will be sunny starting Wednesday with moderate highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. But watch out for Wednesday and Thursday. The mercury will top out around 93 in the Southland valleys Wednesday, downtown Los Angeles will be 90 and it’ll be time to take off from school or work as temperatures will be 90 degrees at the beach.

— Staff and wire reports

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