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Drizzle, cooler temperatures headed to Southern California

October 19, 2012 |  9:08 am


Moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Paul will bring cooler weather, partly cloudy skies and some drizzle throughout the weekend, the National Weather Service said Friday.

The cool weather is expected to continue when a low-pressure system arrives Sunday from the Gulf of Alaska, keeping temperatures in the upper 60s through Wednesday. That’s 10 degrees cooler than the normal temperature for downtown Los Angeles in October, said Stuart Seto, weather specialist.

A high of 78 degrees Friday and 72 degrees Saturday is expected in downtown Los Angeles. Areas of  nighttime and early morning drizzle will be centered on coastal regions Saturday and Sunday, Seto said.

He said the drizzle, the first in a more than a week, would likely bring oil to the surface of streets and cautioned motorists to be careful.

“The roads will be very slick,” he said.

A 20% chance of rain is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, but temperatures are expected to climb back up Thursday with the arrival of another high-pressure system.

Paul, which started as a hurricane Tuesday but lost strength as it headed to Mexico’s Baja peninsula, is centered about 400 nautical miles southwest of Los Angeles. The moisture from its remnants will bring cloud cover throughout the weekend.


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