Cooler temperatures — and maybe some showers — headed to SoCal this weekend as temperatures climb and humidity levels continue to hover around the 70% range.
The weekend will be cold, dry and clear.
High temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s, with the low being the day after Thanksgiving.
The weekend low in Palm Springs might fall to the mid-60s, with the high not getting above 70 until Monday. The coldest weather will be with the high temperature dropping later in the week.
There is a 30% chance of rain in the area through the weekend, but it will be spread out over a couple hours.
This weekend’s chance of showers and thunderstorms is a 75% chance, with a 30% chance of them being heavy rain.
“It’s going to be very cold,” Long Beach Police Sgt. Jeff Baxley said. “We are going to have some rain, quite a bit of it. But it won’t be as heavy as it can potentially be.”
But, he said, “it will be light enough that you won’t want to play outside,” he said. “You’ll want to stay inside and keep an eye on it.”
The weather is going to be dry, so the area could see some sun later this week. Baxley said the sun is at its peak on Monday-Tuesday, but more rain and low temperatures for the past two weekends — the last time it rained in Long Beach — could keep the sun out.
“It’s going to be in the low 60s out,” Baxley said.
Baxley said he expects the temperature low to the high to be in the mid-60s through the week, although humidity will remain in the 70%.
“A wet season means a high of 90 (F),” he said. “But with the rain and dry period coming, we may get up to 85.”
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