Quite a mixed bag of weather we're expecting over the next several days.
The rain was falling again on Tuesday night, adding to the meager rainfall totals we've seen so far from a series of weak cold fronts passing through the southland.
So far, the rain guague at the Studio City Weather Center has registered only two thirds of an inch of the wet stuff this December, despite the many gloomy days we've seen so for this month. As statistics go, we've seen only about half the rainfall we normally see in Decemeber by this point.
As this latest front passes, the big story becomes the wind. Most of the San Fernando Valley can expect winds from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts approaching 30 mph, and a Wind Advisory is in effect across the valley.
Other, more wind-prone areas of Los Angeles County are expecting winds gusting as high as 65 mph. A high wind warning has been posted for these areas.
In addition to the blustery conditions, temperatures will dip into the 30s as the winds usher cold Canadian air into the region. Overnight lows on Wednesday night are expected to approach freezing for many areas acorss the Valley. Folks with outdoor pets should consider letting them indoors for the night.
Friday and Saturday look rather pleasant with sunshine and mild temperatures, but Sunday could bring the light drizzly rain back as another low pressure system approaches the California coast.
And finally, while this forecaster cannot predict a white Christmas for Southern California, I do expect that it won't be a wet Christmas either.