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Gray skies to hang over Southern California through weekend

May 2, 2012 |  1:20 pm

The gloomy, cold weather that put a damper on May Day protests will continue into next week, though forecasters say residents can expect a slight temperature spike by Friday.   

A “very dense marine layer” is responsible for the morning drizzle, cloudy skies and fog, according to National Weather Service spokeswoman Bonnie Bartling. The weather specialist said some valley areas, such as La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta, have gotten close to a half-inch of rain from the drizzle alone, which she called “a little odd.”  

“Each day we’ll get a little better burn-off going,” Bartling said. “But we’re still looking at below normal temperatures.”

 “Normal” in downtown is about 75 degrees, according to Bartling, who added temperatures this week will remain in the 60s and low 70s. Though the clouds will remain over the weekend, Bartling said temperatures will begin their spike into the 70s by Friday.

“This is pretty much that darn June weather,” Bartling said.

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-- Matt Stevens

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