Photo via OnScene.TV.
Photo via OnScene.TV.

Light drizzle dampened much of the Southland early Saturday as a late-season storm out of the Pacific Northwest moved through the area, bringing the possibility of dangerous heavy winds.

“Light rain will linger across the region through midday Saturday but will end by late Saturday,” according to an NWS statement. “Minor street and creek flooding is possible with heavier rain. Gusty southwest winds may down trees and cause driving hazards.”

Rain totals will range from a half-inch to an inch-and-a-half in most locations, with only a half-inch or less in Los Angeles County, the statement said. The snow will remain above 8,000 feet, and there is currently no chance of mud or debris flows in L.A. County, forecasters said.

Off the coast, a small craft advisory warning inexperienced mariners to stay out of the water, especially in small vessels, will be in effect from noon Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday, and a gale watch will be in force from this afternoon through Saturday evening.

Saturday’s temperatures will be the same or slightly lower than on Friday, followed by two days of sunshine, partly cloudy skies, sunny skies once again, then more rain next Thursday.

Temperatures will be much the same in Orange County Saturday under partly cloudy skies, but with little to no rain — followed by two days of sunny skies, one day of partly cloudy skies, another day of sunshine, then partly cloudy skies Thursday as it rains again in Los Angeles.

—City News Service

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