We're nearly through the Christmas Holiday week, and we've got just one more cold front to deal with before fair weather returns to the region as we venture into the year 2013.
The weather was clear on Thursday, if not mild. The overnight temps were expected to be downright chilly, and a Frost Advisory was issued Thursday afternoon for mainly the western portions of the San Fernando Valley, but cold temperatures were forecast throughout the area.
Friday is expected to see temperatures recover into the mid 60s with sunny skies under a high pressure ridge. That high will break down Friday night ahead of a low and associated cold front moving down the coast.
As the front approaches on Saturday morning, rain will become more and more likely. Moisture won't exactly be abundant, so rainfall amounts should be light. By Saturday night we're expecting only scattered showers.
There's a very slim chance for additional showers on Sunday as an additional system piggybacks on the Saturday front, but more likely we'll just see cloud cover.
From Monday on will be a series of lovely southern California winter days, with abundant sunshine and mild temperatures. There's a hint of a weather disturbance late next week, possibly a cut-off low, which are notorious for being unpredictable.