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Cold front to bring showers, snow and high surf

April 8, 2011 |  7:32 am

Click for an extended forecast A cold front moving across Southern California on Friday is expected to bring snow to the mountains, thunderstorms to lower-lying areas and dangerous currents to the beach.

The front will track south across the region Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers should fall across the mountains and the Antelope Valley with a chance of thunderstorms and hail.

Conditions are expected to clear by Saturday night and remain dry through midweek.

Snow could reach as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet, but in most areas will be less than one-third of an inch, said National Weather Service spokesman Bill Hoffer.

A high-surf advisory is in effect for Southern California beaches with strong potential for rip currents, making for dangerous swimming conditions.

Surges of 3 to 5 feet are expected in Los Angeles County and 4 to 6 feet in Ventura County, Hoffer said.

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Map shows high temperatures forecasted for Southern California through 9 p.m. Friday. Source: National Weather Service

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