A few days after an unseasonably warm October heat wave, light rain fell in parts of Southern California and could last until the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Light rain is expected to last in the San Gabriel Mountains and foothills through Monday afternoon, said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Oxnard office. Rainfall amounts are expected to reach a quarter of an inch total; about a tenth of an inch had fallen by Monday morning. There will also be light rain along Orange County beaches.
Temperatures are expected to be cooler than normal, and from the 70s, with some on-and-off clouds, Kittell said. Beyond Monday, there isn’t much rain in the forecast for the rest of the week.
Southern Santa Barbara County, the Interstate 5 corridor, and Antelope Valley will see gusty, northwest winds from 15 to 25 mph through Monday night, according to the weather service. Potential effects include hazardous driving conditions and unsafe and loose objects being blown.
The marine layer and fog may return on Tuesday, with some fog and rain associated going into Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures may remain cooler than normal, with most areas seeing highs in the 70s and then dropping into the upper 60s and lower 70s on Wednesday.
Things are expected to warm up into the 70s on Friday, according to Kittell. There is potential activity in Santa Ana on Sunday and Monday, bringing onshore winds, hot and dry conditions, and increased fire danger.
There is also rain in the forecast for other parts of California.
The Bay Area received up to half an inch of rain in some areas on Sunday, with rain expected to continue through Monday night, according to the weather service. A cold front is expected to approach the region early Thursday morning, followed by a low-pressure system from the west, bringing a higher chance of rain on Friday.
There will be a significant drop in temperatures from the cold front, with some parts of the Bay Area seeing temperatures in the upper 40s in the morning from Thursday through Sunday.