PM Update: Gray and gloomy settles in, rain showers to follow

December 5, 2011

Hope you savored any sun you saw this morning, as our opportunities to see more will be few and far between into the mid-week. The good news – if you like that sort of thing – is that temperatures are mild and precipitation is not yet a factor. We’ve got another “warm” one tomorrow, but rain also enters the picture. Then we trend downhill on temps, potentially introducing some snow concerns by early Thursday.

Through Tonight: It’s a cloudy and temperate evening. As we head through the night some areas of fog and/or drizzle may form. And once we’re past midnight, moving toward sunrise, the odds of showers increase to about 40-50%.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): As the front to the west closes in, our dry time is over. Periods of showers are a good bet (70% chance) throughout the day, though it won’t likely rain all day. We’re still in a warm flow of air out ahead of the front though, so expect highs to head toward the 60 degree mark once again.

See Wes Junker’s update on Wednesday night/Thursday morning snow potential and Jason Samenow’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

More wind: While Southern California continues to clean up following last week’s major wind storm, another (this time weaker) one is impacting the area today into tomorrow. Wind gusts over 60 mph are expected in the mountains and high valley locations with gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph along the coast and in lower valleys. As is typical with Santa Ana winds, the risk of fires is high as well, with Red Flag Warnings issued in coastal locations.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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