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Storm moving on, but scattered showers still possible

November 12, 2011 |  5:42 pm

Weather

A chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms was forecast for the coastal and valley areas around Los Angeles Saturday evening from the lingering effects of a storm system slowly moving out of the region.

The weaker-than-predicted storm, which brought light rain across the L.A. area Friday night and early Saturday, was moving Southeast and will likely clear out of the region by midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

“It’s moving away but it’s slower than expected,” NWS meteorologist Carol Smith said. “I’m seeing on the radar a decent batch of showers moving up over southern coastal waters heading into coastal plain and the San Gabriel Valley.”

Between 0.15 and 0.2 of an inch of rain was forecast Saturday evening in Los Angeles, and snow flurries were expected in the mountains above 7,000 feet.

Temperatures were expected to begin warming up Sunday, with possible cloudiness in the morning giving way to clear skies in the afternoon and highs in the mid- to upper 60s.

Smith said the warming trend would probably continue until midweek before once again cooling off.

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Photo: As clouds loom over the mountains, Lauren Kemp and Gary Gill embrace at the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

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