Unseasonably warm and dry weather is expected to give way to cooler temperatures and a slight chance of light rain overnight Thursday and into Friday, forecasters say.
This week's warmer-than-average weather is expected to be replaced by temperatures in the lower to mid-60s starting Thursday as a low-pressure system moves in, bringing with it cloudy skies and that chance of long-absent rain.
Patchy drizzle is possible in some areas in the morning, building to a 20% chance of rain at night, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of rain may linger into Friday under partly cloudy skies, with wind gusts in some canyon areas possibly hitting 35 mph, the weather service said.
Even if it does rain, little in the way of relief for a severely parched Southland is expected. Rainfall amounts likely will remain under a 10th of an inch, according to the weather service.
Partly cloudy skies are expected through the weekend, with daytime temperatures hovering around 60 degrees in most areas.
As for Wednesday, a dense fog advisory remained in effect for the Los Angeles basin through 9 a.m., but skies were expected to clear later, with temperatures in the mid-70s for most of the region.