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Another storm is taking aim at California Thursday and forecast to generate rainfall in the Southland Friday before clearing out, forecasters said.

“Moderate to locally heavy rain will be possible at times, along with gusty southwest winds,” according to a National Weather Service statement.

NWS Weather Specialist Stewart Seto said that, through Saturday, the storm is expected to produce between three quarters of an inch and 1.5 inch of rain in Los Angeles County. The same system may generate 3 inches of rain in parts of San Luis Obispo County.

Besides the rain, the storm will also bring cooler temperatures — sharply cooler in some cases — forecasters said.

The NWS forecast cloudy skies in Los Angeles County Thursday and highs of 67 degrees Fahrenheit at LAX; 68  in Avalon; 71 in downtown L.A., Long Beach and on Mount Wilson; 72 in San Gabriel; 73 in Saugus; 74 in Passadena , Burbank and Lancaster; and 75 in Palmdale and Woodland Hills.

Cloudy skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 61 in Laguna Beach; 64 in Newport Beach; 65 in San Clemente; 72 in Anaheim; 73 in Irvine; 74 in Fullerton; 76 in Mission Viejo; and 77 in Yorba Linda.

Highs will be sharply cooler in some communities Friday, especially in L,.A. County. Woodland Hills, for instance, is forecast to be 13 degrees cooler, Burbank 12 degrees cooler and Pasadena 11 degrees cooler. In Orange County, Yorba Linda will shed 10 degrees and Mission Viejo, 9.

Cloudy skies are in Saturday’s forecast, along with highs ranging from the 50s to the mid 60s. Sunny skies are expected Sunday and Monday, along with highs in the 60s and 70s. No rain is in the NWS’s 7-day forecast Thursday, except Friday’s expected rainfall.

—City News Service

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