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KTLA weather: Cool day with rain on the way

April 7, 2009 |  7:42 am

Ktla_weatherFog has rolled into downtown Los Angeles and across portions of the coastal plain this morning. It should burn away quickly, leaving skies clear.  On-shore breezes will keep the region cool with high temperatures mostly in the low to mid 70s. 

An area of low pressure, just west of California, will move inland late tonight and early Wednesday. The initial cold front should reach Southern California this evening, spreading light to moderate rain throughout the region. Energy, associated with the center of the low, will move onshore Wednesday bringing more showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.  High temperatures will be in the mid 60s for most of us.

Rainfall amounts will generally be around a quarter-inch with three quarters of an inch possible in the foothills.  By this evening snow levels will dip to between 5,000 and 5,500 feet.  Average snow fall should be in the 2- to 4-inch range, with a few areas reaching 6 inches.  Expect windy conditions in the high country.

Thursday we’ll have a brief break from the rain.  However, Friday a second storm will move into the area.   More rain and cool weather is forecast; although rainfall amounts will be on the light side.

More details and the seven-day outlook at KTLA's weather blog.

-- Warren Hohmann