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Dust Off Your Umbrella...It'll Be a Wet Weekend

Sunny and comfortable for the remainder of the week, but changes are on the way. How much rain are we expecting, and when will it arrive?

It’s been a rather nice week so far, with high temperatures within a few degrees of normal for the latter half of the week, with mild daytime highs and chilly nights.  Sunny conditions will prevail through Friday, when the weather pattern will turn more unsettled ahead of a frontal system expected to move through the area early Saturday morning.

As things stand, we’re expecting skies to turn cloudy during the day on Friday.  Rain will overspread the southern California region on Friday night, arriving in our neighborhood sometime early Saturday morning.  Rain amounts are not expected to be particularly impressive, with forecasters predicting somewhere in the area of a half-inch during the wet period.  The rain will diminish quickly late Saturday afternoon into the evening hours. 

With the passage of the cold front, temperatures will cool slightly, with predicted highs in the mid 60s.

A second impulse will move through the area on Monday, bringing another chance for showers.  Forecast models suggest it’ll be another fast-moving system with precip amounts again near about a half-inch of rain.

This particular rainy pattern will bring a few more hazards with it than our usual winter storm.  While we are not expecting any flooding with this storm, it had been a while since we’ve had any significant rainfall.  This dry period has allowed a lot of oils and other materials to build up on area roadways.  Any significant rain would bring these oils to the surface and create slippery driving conditions.  As always, remember to slow down and use your headlights in the rain. 

Remember you can always find current conditions, bulletins from the National Weather Service, forecast outlooks, and much more at the Studio City Weather Center.  You can also follow @StudioCityWx on Twitter for updates and information about your local weather.

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