As a shallow trough moves southward through the area, light rain will fall this morning and continue into the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday's weather will be dry, with partly to mostly overcast skies in the afternoon. More rain is expected late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning as a heavier storm moves in.
The weather will be dry and moderate from Friday through Sunday. Early next week, a storm with the potential to be much wetter is predicted.
This morning, a belt of light rain moved through Southern California from the northwest to the southeast.
The rain has been minimal, with most reporting stations receiving just a few hundredths of an inch. The highest total until 8 a.m. was 0.09" at Blue Ridge in the San Bernardino Mountains, the highest in the state.
This morning, a vast swath of mid and high clouds over the Pacific Ocean was seen on the visible satellite loop, and they were advancing towards Southern California ahead of the trough.
Weak troughing and leftover precipitation over the region on Wednesday will retain scattered to broken clouds over the area on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
Friday through Saturday will be dry and a bit warmer, thanks to a modest high-pressure system rising in the upper atmosphere.
A very significant storm will hit the West Coast early next week, causing widespread damage.
The ensemble guidance indicates changes in timing and amplitude with this trough, with the system passing over Southern California on Tuesday or Wednesday.
During the day, higher clouds about 10000 feet MSL will continue to thicken and decrease just a little bit in elevation.
Overall the average temperature during the day will be around the 60s and 50s in the evening.
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